Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for a huge chunk of the country while the polar vortex continues to deliver mind-blowingly freezing temperatures. \nOn Friday, February 12, extreme cold warnings are in place for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. \nEditor's Choice: Trudeau Says COVID Vaccines Not 'Mandatory' But Not Getting Them Could Have 'Consequences'\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nExtreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.\n\n\nEnvironment Canada\n\n\nIn the Canadian Prairies, locals will have to endure wind chill values as low as -50 C.\nWhile it's already been a frigid week, the polar vortex is predicted to stick around over the weekend and finally subside on Monday. \nIn B.C., there are also winter storm warnings that could bring as much as 25 centimetres of snow to some areas and make travel especially difficult. \n\nIn some parts of Ontario, "the extreme cold will likely continue into the weekend with wind chill values near minus 40 occurring each night."\nIt looks like Canadians have got a few more difficult days ahead of them.\nThis type of cold can be very dangerous, so it's important to bundle up and avoid going outside or travelling when possible.