City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan
High Heat Forecasted
The City is urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves
June 28th 2021

The City of North Battleford is forecasted to reach 31°C on Monday, June 28th and the mid-30s for the rest of week with humidity making it feel even hotter. The City is urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, family, friends, neighbours and pets during this heatwave.

 

Cooling Sites

If you do not have air conditioning to cool down, consider a cooling site. North Battleford Public Transit is a great way to get to and from these cooling site locations visit: www.cityofnb.ca for routes and pricing.

 

The Kinsmen Park Spray Park, Centennial Park Spray Park and Senator Herb Sparrow Spray Park are open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please follow all posted COVID-19 Guidelines.

Other cooling opportunities are the Credit Union CUplex Battleford CO-OP Aquatic Centre and the NationsWEST Field House. The Aquatic Centre is an excellent place to cool down in the water and water features. The Field House provides a cooler than outside environment, perfect for light activities. Both facilities will remain open during regular summer hours at regular admission visit: www.cityofnb.ca for hours and prices.

 

Protecting Yourself and Others

It is important that people keep hydrated and modify their activities, especially if they know they are at increased risk because of high temperatures.” Fire Chief Lindsay Holm advised and added, “We are asking residents to keep tabs on friends and neighbours who might be at elevated risk during this heatwave.”

 

Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include:

  • Dizziness or fainting

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Headache

  • Unusually rapid breathing and heartbeat

  • Extreme thirst

  • Profuse sweating & flushed coloured skin

 

The City North Battleford suggests residents take the following precautions:

  • Drink plenty of cool liquids before you feel thirsty

  • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, as they will dehydrate you

  • Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing

  • Consider rescheduling activities to cooler hours of the day

  • Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle for any length of time

If you experience any heat illness symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink cool liquids. Increased observation is urged for vulnerable people, including children, seniors, those with mental health conditions, people with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers as well as those who are socially isolated.

Heatstroke is a medical emergency. Dial 911 immediately if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature and is either unconscious or confused. While waiting for help, cool the person immediately by moving them out of the heat and to a cool place if possible. Have them rest and apply cold water to large areas of the skin or clothing and fan the person as much as possible.

The City of North Battleford Fire Department is thankful for residents checking in and caring for others who are at elevated risk of heat exposure.” expressed Fire Chief Holm.

Please call the Saskatchewan HealthLine at 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.

Keep up-to-date with emergency alerts with SaskAlert by downloading the app in the iOS or Android store by searching “SaskAlert”.

 

Protecting Your Pets

Young, elderly and overweight animals and those with thick or dark coats are at the most risk of overheating. To protect your pet from overheating, please take these precautions to keep them safe:

  • Provide plenty of clean water

  • Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle

  • Limit exercise on hot days

  • Know the symptoms of overheating

    • excessive panting or difficulty breathing

    • mild weakness

    • excessive drooling

    • increase heart and breathing rates

Resources:
HealthLine881 https://www.healthwise.net/saskhealthauthority

SaskAlert http://emergencyalert.saskatchewan.ca/

Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/sun-safety/extreme-heat-heat-waves.html

North Battleford Public Transit, routes & fares https://www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/public_transportation.html

This news release was completed using files from Health Canada.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

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