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Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

Extreme heat and humidity events can pose a significant health risk on vulnerable individuals including infants, the elderly, the socially isolated, persons with chronic diseases or mobility issues, the marginally housed, and those experiencing homelessness. The Municipality encourages residents to be vigilant, to follow public health guidelines, and to assist those who are more vulnerable. 

Here are some tips to help you beat the heat this summer

  • Keep your body hydrated – drink plenty of water
  • Recognize the symptoms of sunburn, dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  • Stay out of the heat or find shade often if you must be outdoors
  • Wear light/loose clothing and sun protective gear
  • Try to keep your home cool – close blinds and curtains
  • Never leave children or animals unattended in a parked vehicle
  • If you take medications, talk to a health professional about how exposure to heat can affect you
  • At work, take health-appropriate breaks and discuss your needs with your employer
  • For non-urgent medical advice, contact Health811
  • If you need shelter, the Crisis Centre North Bay can help

Public spaces that help you stay cool

  • Splash parks
  • Public beaches
  • Shaded areas
  • Air-conditioned public places such as libraries

Heat Warnings

When an official Heat Warning is in effect, it is issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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