Other the weekend, Parkland Ambulance paramedics responded to 57 incidents, of which perhaps surprisingly none have had to do with incidents of cold exposure.
‚ÄúStay warm,‚ÄĚ director of public affairs Lyle Karasiuk urged in a weekend round-up release. ‚ÄúPlease stay indoors as Prince Albert and area continues to experience cold temperatures accompanied by high wind chills.‚ÄĚ
Residents are also asked to check on their neighbours during this cold spell -- particularly seniors, those alone, and those without transportation.
‚ÄúThankfully school is not a factor on Monday, but those headed to work need to travel with care,‚ÄĚ Karasiuk notes.
Karasiuk also notes numerous ‚Äúsick‚ÄĚ calls coming in to Parkland Ambulance, of which some might be flu-related, ‚Äúthough a diagnosis must be always made by a physician.‚ÄĚ
Karasiuk urges those who have not received a flu shot to visit their family doctor or contact public Health. People are also urged to wash their hands frequently, cover their mouths while coughing, and sneezing into one‚Äôs arm rather than one‚Äôs hand to prevent the flu‚Äôs further spread.
Thankfully school is not a factor on Monday, but those headed to work need to travel with care Lyle Karasiuk
‚ÄúIf you are sick, stay home and get plenty of rest.‚ÄĚ
The following are some of the weekend‚Äôs 57 calls to service that are of note.
‚ÄĘ An alleged assault at Muskoday First Nation took place at about 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, after which paramedics cared for a 22-year-old man with serious injuries, who was taken to hospital for further care.
‚ÄĘ A motor vehicle collision took place at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, in the 1000 block of 15th Street west. Paramedics cared for a 22-year-old woman with minor injuries, taking her by ambulance to hospital for further care.