Environment Canada is predicting temperatures close to 30 C through Friday, as a high pressure system pushes clouds away and allows the sun to beat down on the prairie province.
Heat warnings are in effect in some northern regions, but outdoor workers across the province are having to take precautions.
“Staying hydrated for sure, that’s the key,” said Jason Scott, who is part of the construction crew working on River Landing No. 1 in Saskatoon.
Scott and his co-workers are on the fourth floor of the building, where windows are allowing the sun to beam straight in at certain hours.
He said he doesn’t mind the heat though.
“It’s beautiful out here, people get to enjoy the weather,” he said.
Charles Langan works alongside Scott, but doesn’t agree.
“This sucks,” he said.
“It’s hot, and very humid … we can’t get the proper ventilation inside the building.”
He noted their construction company is doing everything they can to make sure workers are still safe.
“Keep everybody cool, everybody hydrated. Doing what they can to make everybody happy,” he said.
Off-site, other outdoor workers are loving the warmer weather.
Kelsea Gibb gardens and helps trim trees with the City of Saskatoon.
She said she’s enjoys being outside in the heat.
“I’d rather it be like this than it be cold.”
“Sit in the backyard and have a beer,” he said.
Scott also has an idea.
“If I get off early enough, maybe I’ll work on my tan,” he said.
But before they get off work, there are also options to cool down at certain sites.
Daniel Desnlmile was working in the foundation of a River Landing building site in Saskatoon.
He said when the sun is overhead, it becomes a competition for where people want to work.
“They start jockeying for the shade,” he said.
Fortunately, Desnlmile has an alternative.
“Maybe I’ll take my boots off at dinner time and sit in the kiddie pool to cool off.”