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In response to the heat wave that is expected to continue over the next several days, the Township of Spallumcheen is working collaboratively with the City of Armstrong, Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation and the Armstrong and District Curling Club to ensure measures are in place to provide a cooling centre when required. If  you require assistance and are in and emergent situation due to  the current heat wave, please contact the Township of Spallumcheen at 250-546-3013 or via email at mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca and provide us with your name, address and contact information and we will ensure we provide assistance to you.

Overheating during extreme hot weather can lead to dangerous health conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Some people are more susceptible to hot weather, including older adults, infants and children, those with chronic diseases, outdoor workers, and marginalized populations. The human body cools itself by sweating, so drinking lots of water is critically important during hot weather, even for those who do not feel thirsty. Sweat provides the most effective cooling when air from a natural breeze or a fan moves over the skin and evaporates the moisture. Applying water directly to the skin using a sprayer, a wet towel, or a wet shirt can also help to promote evaporative cooling, especially in situations when the ambient temperature is high. 

The hours at the spray park at the Armstrong Memorial Park have been extended from 10 am to 8 pm daily, to allow for an opportunity for residents and visitors to cool down.