Be Prepared for Sustained High Temperatures

News Release

With Environment Canada predicting sustained high temperatures in Penticton and the surrounding area, the City of Penticton is encouraging residents and visitors to stay safe by drinking plenty of water, stay cool and check in on neighbours. 


“We learned a lot last year from the heat dome and though temperatures aren’t expected to reach those levels, it is best to be prepared,” says Mayor John Vassilaki. “Please drink plenty of water, wear a hat and use sunscreen, stay in the shade, go for a dip in our lakes and check in on your friends, family, seniors and neighbours. Together, we can ensure a safe and enjoyable summer.”


The provincial government has a detailed plan on how to prepare and cope with the higher temperatures and it can be found here


For water access, the City is also reminding residents and visitors that there are publicly accessible water sources available. A map of the locations can be found here. Bylaw officers and community safety officers will have bottled water for those needing a cool drink. 


And the BC SPCA has tips for summer pet safety as the weather heats up here
 

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Contacts:

Shane Mills
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Penticton
250-490-2583