In addition to acting as Agassiz’s COVID-19 vaccination site, Agassiz Agricultural Hall has been acting as a cooling centre for the past few days amid record-breaking heat. (Adam Louis/Observer)

In addition to acting as Agassiz’s COVID-19 vaccination site, Agassiz Agricultural Hall has been acting as a cooling centre for the past few days amid record-breaking heat. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Agassiz cooling centre hours extended to Tuesday evening

Cooling centre, water bottles available at 6800 Pioneer Avenue

As the heat wave wears on, the District of Kent is taking action.

On Monday, June 28, the district announced additional cooling centre hours at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. These additional hours come amid record-breaking temperatures throughout B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.

Due to current public health regulations, there will be a limit to the number of people allowed inside at a time and masks and physical distancing are still required.

District officials stressed the importance of staying hydrated, staying in the shade and checking on older family members, friends and neighbours as well as pets. Watch for symptoms of heat illness such as dizziness or fainting, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat and extreme thirst.


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