Environment Canada is issuing a heat warning for our area as daily highs are near or over 29C and overnight near 14C or above.
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Spend time indoors
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do not leave anyone or a pet inside a closed vehicle for any length of time.
Heat warnings are issued when there is a risk of heat illness, heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Signs of Heat Stroke
- high body temperature
- lack of sweat
Be very careful with seniors and children as they are at a higher risk. Extra vigilance is also required for those who work outside, socially isolated, diabetic conditions or unstable mental health. Pre-existing conditions to watch out for include those with a lung condition, heart, kidney or nervous system.
Remember to drink water and other non-alcoholic, non caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated. Spending time in air conditioning is best even if you have to go to a mall or indoor pool. Call the healthline 811 for advice associated with extreme heat.