Staying Warm in Winter

Environmental Health

Emergencies and Extreme Weather Events - Staying Warm in Winter

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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Winter doesn't mean an end to fun and active outdoor activities. It does mean that we have to prepare for the colder weather in order to be active safely.

The cold affects us all differently -- we know those at risk include the elderly, very young children, and those with pre-existing conditions, chronic disease or persons with diseases of the blood circulation system.

For more information on how to stay warm over the winter months while enjoying or working outdoors, please see the pamphlet and fact sheets below: