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Beat the heat in Campbell River

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With another heat warning in effect — the third this summer — it’s important locals are aware of the services available to help beat the heat.

As temperatures soar and those experiencing homelessness face increasing health risks, they should stay hydrated and stay in the shade, Campbell River Homeless Coalition coordinator Stefanie Hendrickson tells My Campbell River Now.

In parts of East Vancouver Island, temperatures around 30°C combined with overnight lows near 16°C are expected for the next few days. In Campbell River, it’s expected to get even hotter, with daytime highs expected to peak at around 32°C tomorrow and Friday.

Along with community water stations available at Spirit Square, Robert Ostler Park, Frank James Park, and the Tyee Spit, people can access Campbell River community services at:

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  • Kwesa Place, 1342 Shoppers Row – Drop-in centre, showers, laundry, clothing, and refreshments available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Hama?Elas Kitchen, 1342 Shoppers Row – Serves dinner nightly at 5:30 pm, seven days a week
  • Women’s Centre at Rose Harbour, 1116 Dogwood St. – Drop-in centre, showers, and refreshments available from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Salvation Army Lighthouse, 1381 Cedar St. – Lunch service, bottled water, showers, and clothes available from noon to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday

The City says outreach workers from various organizations are also dropping off supplies to people out in the community.

In addition to McIvor Lake and local beaches, the Willow Point Splash Park on Penfield Road is open daily from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm. Plus, Centennial Pool on 4th Avenue has reopened on a first-come, first-served basis. Swimmers are welcome daily from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. For more swim times, call (250) 286-5317 or visit campbellriver.ca/pools

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