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Turn Down the Heat turned up clothing
The first Turn Down the Heat Week in Kamloops led to 668 items of clothing being donated to be distributed to the Y Women's Emergency Shelter and the Out of the Cold program.
The week, sponsored by the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, saw 15 businesses lower their temperatures between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 while collecting donations of warm clothing to help out the two agencies.
Thomas Cook Travelwise staff kept the KCBIA busy with three trips to pick up all the bags of items collected there.
Other participants included Epp Cates Oien, Outrageous Impact, Central Station Pub, H&R Block, KPMG LLP, Dominion Lending Centre, Pilates Tree, Charles Christopher Salon, Harrison View Show Suite, the Art We Are, Golden Buddha, Oronge Boardshop, Genesis Fashion & Beauty Complex, City Centre Auto Service, Caffe Arianna and Scotiabank.
Twenty other business-improvement associations throughout the province also took part in the week with the goal of helping others while increasing awareness of energy consumption.