Beat the Heat and Stay Safe
When summer temperatures soar, extreme heat can put your health at risk. It's important to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Avoid heat-related illnesses by finding ways to stay cool, and stay hydrated.
What to do
- Drink plenty of cool fluid, especially water. Water fill stations and water fountains are available throughout the North Shore. Visit your municipal website for locations
- Spend time in cool places like shaded areas or air conditioned spaces like a public library or local mall
- Check on vulnerable family members and neighbours
- Never leave people or pets in a parked vehicle or direct sunlight
- Avoid sun exposure; find shade when possible
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
- Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities to the coolest time of day
For more information about how to stay safe, visit nsem.ca
It’s Fire Season Again!
With warm weather comes fire danger.
Did you know that approximately 40% of wildfires in British Columbia are person-caused by activities such as open burning, the use of engines, or dropping burning substances such as a cigarette? The most important factor of person-caused fires is that they are preventable.
To learn about current Fire Bans and Restrictions, click here
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia, please call 911, 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone) as quickly as possible.
Homeowners, learn how to FireSmart your home here