Precautions Issued for Extreme Heat

first_img Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, shopping centres and other community facilities Drink plenty of water Check on family, friends, and neighbors who spend much of their time alone Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks With the arrival of hot and humid weather, the provincial Emergency Management Office(EMO) is advising the public to take precautions. “Exposure to extreme temperatures can be dangerous,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “One of the most important things individuals can do is ensure they are well hydrated.” “Individuals should avoid strenuous outdoor activities during periods of extreme heat,” said Craig MacLaughlan, CEO of the Emergency Management Office. “It is important that people monitor outdoor temperatures and take necessary precautions.” The Emergency Management Office offers the following tips: Nova Scotians can visit the EMO website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo for more information on emergency preparedness.last_img read more

Shaw Communications reports 114 million profit adds 34000 wireless subscribers

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $114 million as it ramped up its Freedom Mobile wireless business.The company (TSX:SJR.B) says the profit amounted to 22 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Nov. 30, up from $89 million or 18 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Revenue totalled $1.25 billion, up from $1.22 billion.Wireless revenue climbed 26.8 per cent to $175 million, while wireline revenue fell 0.4 per cent to $1.08 billion.During the quarter, Shaw said it added approximately 34,000 wireless subscribers compared with 9,500 net additions in the same quarter a year earlier.Wireline subscribers fell by approximately 34,000 in the quarter compared with a loss of roughly 30,000 a year earlier.