With extreme heat expected in areas around Saskatchewan, Regina residents are going to need to find ways to beat the heat — and some might even profit off of it.
As Environment Canada issued heat warnings and advisories for central and southern parts of the province Tuesday a young Regina entrepreneur decided to use the warm weather to his advantage.
Jakob McGregor, 9, set up an iced tea stand in south Regina as a way to make some extra spending money for an upcoming family vacation to the Yukon.
“Just want to go on a vacation and see what it’s like up there and I want to dip my toe into the Arctic,” McGregor said.
While his mom Alicia Hugel is helping McGregor with his stand, the idea was all his.
“It’s great to see this and he’s a great salesman and he’s doing very well for himself,” Hugel said.
Business was booming on his first day — McGregor had already made $50 by noon Tuesday.
Keeping dogs cool in hot conditions
Lori Parisian was out with her dog, a three-year-old golden retriever named Adonis, at the Cathy Lauritsen Memorial Off-Leash Dog Park Tuesday.
“We always come with bottles of water for him, cold water, and we don’t stay too long,” Parisian said.
When they are at home and it gets extremely hot out, Parisian said she takes her dog outside in short spurts before heading back indoors.
Gib Macaulay was also out at the dog park with his dog — a two-year-old border collie named Molly.
“To beat the heat we come (to the park) early in the morning, she loves to play ball, play soccer,” Macauley said.
Temperatures are expected to return to normal next week.