Health unit says bundle up in extreme cold this weekend
With the temperature dipping down below the minus 30 mark this weekend, there is a danger of frost bite and hypothermia.
Health Hazard Vector-Borne Disease Coordinator with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Lori Holmes says the potential for frost bite is heightened in minus 30 and below.
Holmes says frozen skin can turn waxy and in that case you should use a warm soaked cloth pressed against the skin instead of rubbing the affected area.
She says hypothermia is another potential risk and anyone showing symptoms should be taken to hospital immediately.
Symptoms of hypothermia often include excessive shivering, confusion and stiffness of muscles.