Health Unit Heat Advice

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The local health unit wants you to take care during the Heat Warning.

Environment Canada issued the warning on Wednesday, saying that temperatures during the day could reach upwards of 40C with the humidity through until Friday.

Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, says to drink plenty of water and eat foods that contain a lot of it, like watermelon.

They also remind you to not to leave a pet or a child in a car during these very hot days.

You can also visit a local beach to keep cool, the health unit monitors the status of the water for swimming. As of Thursday morning all beaches were listed as open.