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Heat warning issued for our area

sean Jun 10, 2017 - 4:12pm

Environment Canada this afternoon issued a heat warning for our area. Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through Monday.

From the EC announcement:

First heat event of the season beginning Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe.

Temperatures are expected to fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Scam alert

richard May 29, 2015 - 2:52pm

Chamber Warns of Energy Scam
The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is issuing a warning about a potential scam. It has received calls from area citizens who report being visited by someone claiming that government regulations have changed with respect to heating and hot water systems.
A local consumer contacted the Chamber to report that an individual arrived at her door and told her he must see her heating and hot water equipment. He then told her the equipment was, in his words, ‘illegal’ and attempted to have her sign a contract to have new equipment installed.
“This company representative indicated there had been government regulatory changes with respect to her equipment,” states Chamber Executive Manager, Lezlie Strasser. “This is simply not the case. The Ontario Energy Board does not operate in that manner and when contacted, the OEB advised the Chamber it does not enact regulations for heating and hot water systems nor does it call on consumers in their homes.”