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Toronto, Dec 29 (Canadian-Media): Environment Canada -- Federal Government agency reportedly committed to protecting the environment and providing weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and safe -- had noted temperatures of -22 C for Toronto on Thursday breaking 57-year-old temperature record, media reports said.
Extreme cold weather alert -- issued by the Medical officer of Health when Environment Canada forecasts a temperature of -15 C -- in Toronto had been in effect since Christmas Day and Frigid cold temperatures had reportedly been felt Canada-wide, with extreme lows moving across every corner of the country.
According Environment Canada's forecast the cold weather is expected to continue until at least Jan. 1, 2018.
On Thursday, the air felt closer to -30 C after the wind chill which beat the previous record for Dec. 28 with -18.9 C, set in 1960.
Extreme cold weather alerts and special weather statements were in effect in every province as of Thursday morning,
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health -- who promotes and protects the health and well-being of Toronto people -- had reportedly issued a warning anyone heading outside to cover as much exposed skin as possible, as there is greater risk of frostbite in these frigid conditions.
This bone-chilling weather reportedly affects more vulnerable seniors, and other people having medical issues.
Warnings were issued to keep the pets inside as one Toronto dog had died due to exposure to extreme cold outside.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)