CFN – The EOHU under Dr. Paul Roumeliotis boycotts CFN. No releases. No ads.
But to withhold safety notices is something that the Unit and province should be embarrassed about. CFN is not one person. In August we are on pace for over 71,000 Unique visitors. We have several times the traffic of our nearest rival and are the most read media in the city where his office sits.
There are people who don’t read CFN. There are people who don’t read the Standard Freeholder.
When you are a tax dollar paid agency you send out notices to all of the media. To allow petty politics to play potential havoc with the public’s safety is something that frankly should never ever be allowed to happen.
We emailed Dr. Paul today, but as of print time he has not responded. He’s probably safely ensconced in an air conditioned room…
The city of Cornwall has no emergency plan in place for today’s heat either. Their website was down for several hours today as well so there was no notification regarding heat issues. Nor was there any mention on their facebook page.
Here is the alert in full for our viewers safety and comfort.
|High Heat Alert
With extremely hot weather in the forecast for the next few days, the Health Unit is warning residents of the five Eastern Counties to take special care to prevent heat-related illness.
During extremely hot weather, anyone can suffer heat-related illness when their body is unable to compensate for the extreme temperatures and cannot properly cool. But some groups are more vulnerable than others, including young children, the elderly, people who exercise vigorously or who are involved in strenuous work outdoors for prolonged periods, as well as individuals on medication and the chronically ill.
There are a number of things that people can do to prevent heat-related illness:
• Drink plenty of water and avoid liquids that contain alcohol, caffeine or large amounts of sugar.
• Stay indoors. Stay cool by taking cool showers or wetting your hands, face and the back of your neck.
• Wear light, loose fitting clothes, a hat and sunscreen when outdoors.
• Avoid vigorous exercise in the heat (this includes children as well). If you have a young child, or a child with a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma, do not allow them to participate in sporting events or to exercise during heat waves, especially when there is a heat/humidity advisory in effect.
• Keep your home cool by limiting the use of your oven/stove.
• Turn off unnecessary lights.
• Keep windows slightly open during the day.
• At night, open windows wide to cool the house.
• Never leave children or pets in a parked car.
• If your home does not have air-conditioning, take breaks from the heat by going to air-conditioned buildings; grocery stores and shopping malls are great options.
• Check up regularly on friends, family and/or neighbours who may be at high risk during a heat wave.
Extreme heat can cause many health problems, including cramps, dizziness, headache, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke is a medical emergency and can be fatal if left untreated.
Click here to learn more about extreme heat, warning signs of illness and how to protect yourself or your children. You can also call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120 and ask for Health Line.
Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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Can you believe this petty behavior? Neither can CFN…. you can post your comments below.
Today is a great day to find some Air Conditioned comfort and stay hydrated!