Dog Days of Summer

As we are experiencing one of the hottest and driest summers of record I remember adults from my youth talking about the Dog Days of Summer. These hot sultry days that occur with the rising of  Sirius (the Dog Star) that rises with the sun. 

This hot dry summer has caused multiple forest fires in surrounding areas and the thought of a forest fire is a very real concern with so much dry combustible natural fuel to feed a fire and how difficult it is to fight at this time of year with the heat and the humidity. As we are all very conscious of the large fire near Parry Sound with everyone smelling it's smoke off and on all summer we all need to be extremely cautious when working or playing this summer.