Extreme cold puts everyone at risk however; the risks are greater for young children, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Adverse health effects can occur as a direct result of exposure to excessive cold such as hypothermia and frostbite.
Hypothermia: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling/uncoordinated movements, memory loss, slurred speech, drowsiness.
Frostbite: White/grayish skin area, skin that feels unusually firm or waxy, or numbness.
Consult a healthcare provider or call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000 or TTY at 1-877-797-0007) if you experience any of the above symptoms.
• If you must go outside, cover up and dress warmly with several layers. The outer layer should be wind resistant. Frostbite can develop within minutes to exposed skin, especially with wind chill. Avoid overexertion when shovelling snow and take several breaks.
• Check on older family, friends and neighbors.
• Bring pets inside and move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
The annual outdoor Recreational Open Air Burning permits are available for 2020. They cover the calendar year for the low price of $100.00. If you are interested in appling for a permit click here!
The Town is actively working on securing a long term contract for Blue Box Recycling. For the time being, both garbage and recycling will remain on a weekly schedule, but may be subject to change as a new program evolves.
Magnetic 2020 Waste Collection Calendars will not be sent out until a long term contact has been established. Updates will be posted on the Town website, monthly newsletters, and social media. In the meantime, the Town will be circulating a small recycling magnet along with the January and February schedule in the Renfrew Mercury before the end of the year.
We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter, and will continue to update all residents as more information becomes available.
If you have any questions, please contact the Development and Works Department at 613-432-8166 x 307 or visit our website at http://www.renfrew.ca/garbage-recycling.cfm