With windchill values expected to close to minus 35°, so a Frostbite Alert, issued by Public Health and an Extreme Cold Warning has been issued by Environment Canada, remains in effect.
A Frostbite Alert, which is the first in a series of three alerts when cold weather strikes, is put in place when wind chill values of minus 27° or lower are in the forecast.
Officials remind everyone that extreme cold events pose a significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, and the
Remember to limit the amount of exposed skin as it can freeze in as little as 10 to 30 minutes, reschedule any outdoor activities, use caution when shoveling, and wear appropriate clothing.
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