WITH HEAT WARNINGS IN EFFECT, B.C. BUSINESSES TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS
With the temperature spiking in the 40s on Monday, Patina Brewing in Port Coquitlam opened its doors early in the morning, on a day it is normally closed, so people working remotely could enjoy the benefit of the brewhouse’s air conditioning.
Bring a coffee and enjoy not melting away, said Patina’s CEO and co-owner Kyle O’Genski.
“One of our core values is community,” O’Genski said as 10 people scattered around the brewhouse tapped away on laptops. “My wife is working from home right now, and she suggested she come here to work with the air conditioning.
“She said, ‘Know what? What if we invite the community around us to come work here, anyone who needs some AC.’”
But while those businesses with air conditioning are welcome oases of chill, some businesses without it have been forced to shut.