It’s the last day of sunshine in the Tri-Cities this week, so get out — in your backyard

With the last day of sunshine forecast to hit the Tri-Cities this week, the message from public health officials has never been more clear: Stay home. 

After all, all playgrounds, rec centres and local ski hills are shut. 

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In a video posted to Twitter, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister responsible for Parks Canada, warned, "Anyone considering a visit to a Parks Canada location should cancel their trips.” 

National parks, like most of our shared public spaces, were closed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will remain so until further notice. And limits were put on the use of city parks in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, where sports fields, playgrounds, skate parks and dog parks are off limits.

But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun.

If you’re desperate for some vitamin D, you can join the rest of the Tri-Cities in celebrating a regional Porch Party today (Wednesday) from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Alternatively, use the weather to get your garden going, whether that’s on your windowsill or your patio. 

Many gyms forced to shut due to the ongoing health crisis are also coming up with virtual workout classes done just as easily on your porch or balcony.

So stay fit, have fun and — once again — stay home.

The Tri-Cities' weather forecast calls for a week of rain, according to The Weather Network
The Tri-Cities' weather forecast calls for a week of rain, according to The Weather Network - The Weather Network

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