Canadians got a very rude awakening today to officially below freezing temperatures. In many parts of the country, Canadians are experiencing the first really cold day of the season.
In Toronto for example, temperatures are expected to drop drastically throughout the day. By tonight and tomorrow morning, it's going to feel like -20°C with the windchill. It's so cold in the city that Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning.
Toronto's weather feels like a warm summer day compared to other places in Canada, though. For example, further north in Ontario are already sitting around -19°C and are also expected to go down throughout the day.
Then there's one Canadian province that is astronomically colder than the rest. When it comes to cold weather, Manitoba definitely got it the worst today. In Winnipeg, the temperature is at -13°C but some parts of the province have a shocking -39.4°C temperature right now.
Tadoule Lake, Manitoba is currently home to the lowest temperature in Canada. At only -39.4°C it is officially even colder than the North Pole today, where it's only around -20°C. Canada has issued an extreme cold weather warning for Tadoule Lake and nearby Brochet.
According to the warning issued, the extreme cold is dangerous to everyone, including pets. Environment Canada warns people to watch for symptoms caused by the cold like shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Not all provinces are suffering the cold. In typical BC fashion, Canada's westernmost province is enjoying above 0 temperatures. In fact, while the coldest place in Canada today is in Manitoba, the warmest place is Sechelt, BC. There it is currently 10.5°C.
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Summer officially begins June 20 but how many of us will hit the beach or pool before that?
Bathing suits aren't necessarily something we want to spend all our money on because we want to reserve most of it for patios, travel and entertainment—once everything has reopened and it's safe to do so, of course.
If you're on a budget but need a new 'suit to kick off summer 2021, you can browse online and find a good deal from places like Old Navy and ASOS.
If you're someone who loves bright colours and fun prints, you can check out what Saxx has to offer. The Canadian company makes awesome underwear and swim trunks with an integrated liner and BallPark Pouch™ so you feel comfortable and supported in and out of the water.
Swimsuits For All is a brand dedicated to offering fabulous swimwear for ALL sizes. Their fit guide online is extremely accurate so please follow it if you're trying stuff on for the first time. Right now you can save up to 50% off your order. Don't like the fit? You have 60 days to exchange.
The brand known for their amazing period-proof underwear debuted their swimwear collection this month and it's really, really cute. Prices start at $50 and you can mix and match everything. Sizes range between S and XXXL+.
Another place you can find cheap swim trunks (and bathing suits, too!) is ASOS. They come in a range of lengths, colors and patterns like tie dye and stripes. Right now you can get 20% off everything with the promo code GIMME20.
A place like H&M is great because you can order a swimsuit, a straw hat and sunglasses all at once. Prices for women's swimwear in every colour imaginable start at $6.99 while men's swim trunks are $14.99 and up.
You may be surprised to find out you can find some really cute bathing suits from the same place you get your Nikes. Sport Chek carries brands like Hurley, Ripzone and Adidas and right now you can get 30% off select items with free shipping.
Want even more savings? CupShe has a 50% off sale on select swimwear right now and you can get free shipping in Canada on orders over $49. It's an online shop similar to Zaful and Shein, meaning you can find really cheap clothes (we're talking $10 and up) but the quality is a little hit-and-miss.
Right now you can find items for as little as $20, so you can essentially get a two-piece for $40 total. When it comes to swimwear, Simons only carries sizes 4 to 16 or XXL and you can do free returns if you're not happy after trying items on at home.
As COVID-19 cases continue to drop, one of the province's top doctors has revealed that Ontario's reopening plan is on the way.
According to CP24, Christine Elliott, Minister of Health, told reporters on Tuesday that the plan will be coming "very soon."
"We have been working with the chief medical officer of health and the medical experts on a safe and careful reopening of Ontario because the last thing we want is to go into it too quickly and to get into a fourth wave. We have to do everything we can to avoid that so we are working on that and we expect it will be available very soon," Elliott said. "It is sector specific looking at what different types of sectors could perhaps be reopened and what their specific needs and timelines are."
All of Ontario is in a stay-at-home order, which is currently set to end on June 2. Yet, Dr. Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, had revealed earlier this month that the order may not be lifted until the province reaches under 1,000 new cases a day.