Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records in British Columbia

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June 30, 2021 – BBC News

Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records.

Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor.

Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight day on Tuesday – 49.6C (121.3F) in Lytton, British Columbia.

The US north-west has also seen record highs – and a number of fatalities.


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  • Clyde Duncan  On 07/01/2021 at 10:26 am

    01 July 2021: Canada Day – The clouds are rolling in and the sky is overcast – there is no prediction of rain, but we certainly have cooler temperatures.

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 07/01/2021 at 2:33 pm

      Happy Canada Day, Clyde!

      • Jean Cameron  On 07/02/2021 at 12:40 am

        Happy Canada for some The town of Lyndton had to be evacuated due to a fire that burned EVERYTHING They reached the second highest temperature in the world

  • Clyde Duncan  On 07/02/2021 at 10:58 am

    Thanks, Rosaliene!! Happy July 4th to You and Your Extended Family.

    Walk in de Corner!! – I don’t want to trade places with you …..

    Even if they let me – They have relaxed the rules, effective 01 July for wearing masks – social distancing, etc.. around here ….

    But, the border is closed except for essential travel.

    I ain’t going nowhere – until 2022 – If ever!!

    Good hearing that you are alive and well.

  • Chris  On 07/02/2021 at 11:45 am

    Climate change is real.

    The evidence is littered all over the world. Even the blind can see it. Droughts, extreme temperatures, excessive rainfall, rapidly-melting glaciers, rising sea levels – all point to the deepening catastrophes facing life on earth.

    I think it might be too late now to stop the rate of change. We are facing the most extreme threat to life in recorded history.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 07/02/2021 at 12:08 pm

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