People in Terrace will be able to cool off during the heatwave in the Terrace Sportsplex, thanks to a joint effort between multiple agencies.
Located in the main arena starting Saturday, the cooling centre is a joint effort between the city, Northern Health, Ministry of Social Development, Kermode Friendship Society, TDCSS and the Ksan Society. The centre will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
The capacity of the cooling centre will be limited to 50 people at one time to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, and people will be required to wear masks and social distance.
Cold drinks, snacks and sunscreen will be available, along with games for kids and a screen to play movies, according to a City of Terrace media release.
The centre is scheduled to remain open until Monday, June 28, at which point the situation will be reevaluated.
The “unprecedented” heat wave is predicted to last until next Thursday, caused by a strong ridge of high pressure developing over B.C., raising temperatures into the mid-30s.