It’s going to get hot in Mission on the weekend. The forecast is calling for temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. Several cooling station will be open. / File Photo

Cooling stations to open in Mission

Once the temperature hits 29 degrees Celsius, the stations will open

The forecast for the weekend is calling for temperatures as high as 34 degrees Celsius by Sunday afternoon in Mission.

As the summer continues, four temporary cooling centres will be available to provide relief for residents when the temperature reaches 29 degrees Celsius or higher.

“With the hot weather here, it’s important that Mission has a place to cool off and rehydrate for the people who need it,” said Mayor Pam Alexis. “These cooling centres keep people safe from the risks of extreme heat.”

The District of Mission annually coordinates cooling centres during extreme heat events. This year, visitors are reminded to adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols when dropping into a cooling centre, such as practicing good physical distancing and staying away if feeling sick.

Cooling centres are available only during heat alerts when temperatures hit 29°C, and will take place at the following locations:

Hope Central at Copper Hall

33129 Railway Ave

Cold water station

Hours: 24/7

Mission Youth House

(ages 14-24)

7378 Proctor St

Water/ air conditioning

Hours: Mon-Fri 11-5

Contact: (604) 287-7200

Haven in the Hollow

32646 Logan Ave

Water/ air conditioning

Hours: Mon-Sun 24/7

Contact: (604) 826-3634

Mission Community Library

33247 2nd Ave

Water/ air conditioning

Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5

(604) 826-6610

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