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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.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57654133 

Guyanese Association of British Columbia – Annual Independence Dinner & Dance

Nostalgic recollections of Godfrey Chin – by Trev Sue-A-Quan

Nostalgic recollections of Godfrey Chin

as recalled by Trev Sue-A-Quan

Back in the early 1960s when Guyana’s national hockey team was on top of their game among the Caribbean nations, a novel youth training camp was started for all of those who wanted to improve their skills at the game. At the time I was the hockey goalkeeper for Queen’s College, a position I acquired more by default than deliberate choice since nobody else was eager to take on the role of last defender – the one person to be assigned the blame when a goal was scored by the opposing team. The hockey camp was held at the Chinese Sports Club (later renamed Cosmos) and held on Sunday mornings and there were drills on attacking, defending, passing, tactics and more. As the national goalkeeper Godfrey was of course my mentor and his nimbleness and enthusiasm were infectious. Continue reading

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