Be prepared for high temperatures
This week Environment and Climate Change Canada issued heat warnings for multiple areas in BC due to rising temperatures. We encourage everyone to plan and prepare for high temperatures.
Here are some steps you can take:
- Find information about heat warnings and cooling centres in North Vancouver here.
- If you are traveling around the province, you can go to Emergency Info BC to access information regarding the area you are traveling to.
- Know the warning signs of heat-related illness. If you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms, take immediate steps to cool down and seek emergency care. Learn more here.
- Create a heat plan to keep safe. A heat plan should identify cool zones inside and outside of homes (such as community centres and libraries), ways to cool down (such as taking cool baths or showers and drinking plenty of water), and identify vulnerable family members and neighbours who are susceptible to heat and who should be checked on.
The District of North Vancouver has a list of the places that will be open as cooling centres and can be accessed here. The list includes:
- Lynn Valley Library (1277 Lynn Valley Rd)
- Capilano Library (3045 Highland Blvd)
- Parkgate Library (3675 Banff Crt)
Community Recreation Centres
- Ron Andrews (931 Lytton St)
- Parkgate (3625 Banff Ct)
- Karen Magnussen (2300 Kirkstone Rd)
- Delbrook (851 West Queens Rd)
The City of North Vancouver also has its library open at 120 14th Street West, North Vancouver. Please check to see the days and hours each cooling centre is open.
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