TNRD Urges Safety During First Heat Warning of 2022

Kamloops, BC – July 25, 2022 – Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning due to a heat wave in the forecast from Tuesday to Saturday, which includes all of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD). This is the first Heat Warning issued for the Southern Interior in 2022, and the TNRD is urging residents to take precautions during hotter-than-normal weather conditions.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, bottled water will be distributed to libraries in the Thompson-Nicola region, and will be available at all libraries by Thursday, July 28, 2022. All 11 TNRD libraries are air-conditioned, and residents are encouraged to access their local library if they need relief from the heat. Free Wi-Fi is available at all libraries as well. A full list of locations and hours can be found by visiting

Please note that the Ashcroft Library remains closed for renovations, and during this time extended hours remain in place at the Cache Creek Library.

A number of municipalities within the TNRD have set up cooling centres in air-conditioned public facilities. The list of cooling centres that are available includes, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • City of Kamloops: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 to end of heat event: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 300 Lorne St, Kamloops, B.C. (Sandman Centre)
  • Village of Ashcroft: Tuesday, July 26 to Friday, July 29, 2022: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 711 Hill St, Ashcroft, B.C. (Ashcroft Hub)
  • Village of Clinton: Tuesday, July 26 to Friday, July 29, 2022: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1423 Cariboo Hwy, Clinton, B.C. (Clinton Village Office, Council Chambers)
  • Village of Chase: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 to end of heat event: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., 542 Shuswap Ave, Chase, B.C. (Creekside Seniors Centre)
  • City of Merritt: Tuesday, July 26, to Friday, July 29, 2022: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., 1950 Mamette Ave, Merritt B.C. (Merritt Civic Centre, Room 4)
  • District of Barriere: Wednesday, July 27 to Friday, July 29, 2022: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4673 Shaver Rd, Barriere, B.C. (Barriere Legion Basement)
  • District of Clearwater: Wednesday, July 27 to Friday, July 29, 2022: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 209 Dutch Lake Rd, Clearwater, B.C. (Dutch Lake Community Centre)

Please refer to the following resources for how to stay safe and informed during a heat wave:

Media Contact:

Colton Davies, Information Officer
TNRD Emergency Operations Centre
Tel.: 250 320-0805

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