We hope everyone had a wonderful long-weekend filled by celebrating your Canada Day with friends and family and recharged the batteries for the coming weeks of summer!
: Temperatures are at record highs already and continue sweltering into the next week with not much relief in sight from the cloistering humidity. If you are out working in the heat, gardening or just enjoying the day, please
remember to stay hydrated
and protect your skin from burning.
Outdoor workers, seniors, children and our pets are especially vulnerable to dehydration and heat exhaustion. Never leave the little ones or the furry ones unattended in the car, even in the shade with windows down, temperatures soar quickly to deadly highs.
Stay alert, we know children`s feet can burn but
did you know
pets can seriously burn the pads of their paws on hot asphalt or concrete and become dehydrated quickly on walks? If you think ahead, walk on grass and bring some water, everyone stays healthy, happy and safe.
If you`re elderly
or in frail health, stay cool and drink plenty of liquids. If you are fortunate enough to have air conditioning take breaks from the heat to recharge and cool down; perhaps think to invite your neighbour or family member(s) over for a bit of respite and don't forget your pets, they feel it too! If you don`t have AC draw the drapes, close doors and run cool water over your wrists or try an ice pack on the back of your neck. Have plenty of water available to pets and keep yourself and family hydrated.
Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay healthy. Please
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