The health unit is asking residents to take sun safety precautions now that summer is officially here. Days like today, when there’s a high UV index, the sun’s rays are stronger, and long term exposure could mean skin cancer later in life.

The health unit says we should be using sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15, but if you’re in the sun for long periods of time, you should be using SPF 30.

The sun is strongest between 11 am and 4pm, so you can limit your exposure to the sun during those times.