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Cooling centres open across the Okanagan except in Kelowna – Okanagan
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Cooling centres open across the Okanagan except in Kelowna – Okanagan

As summer heats up in the Okanagan, communities are taking steps to ensure residents have the opportunity to cool down. Cooling centres have opened in Penticton, Osoyoos, and the Shuswap region, and a pop-up spray park has opened in Vernon. The exception is Kelowna, which is instead encouraging people to follow Interior Health’s guidelines.“With the forecast for the next few days, being a little higher than it typically is during the summer months, we’ve identified more of a proactive approach to provide an opportunity for the community to cool off,” said Anthony Haddad, general manager with City of Penticton’s Community Services.“Opening [Tuesday] as a result of the increased heat over the next few days, we’ve got four cooling centers that are located within our existing city fac...