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The North Thompson River in Kamloops, B.C.
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Rain, impending heat wave prompt warning and raise flood potential in B.C.

June 22, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Environment Canada says the first hot spell of the year is about to settle over much of British Columbia, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s until at least early next week. Special weather statements now cover the

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B.C. report calls for co-ordinated heat alert system to prevent future deaths

June 8, 2022 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – British Columbia is better prepared to withstand a hot weather emergency like that which caused more than 600 deaths last summer, but more must be done to protect people and communities, says the chief medical officer at the

An EMS vehicle is set up as a cooling station during a June 2021 heat wave in Calgary
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Last summer’s B.C., Alberta heat wave was among most extreme since 1960s, study shows

May 6, 2022 Brenna Owen - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The record-breaking heat wave that scorched western North America last June was among the most extreme ever recorded globally, new modelling and analysis by researchers at universities in the United Kingdom shows. The study published Wednesday in the journal Science

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B.C. officials urge caution as third summer heat wave blankets parts of the province

August 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – British Columbia officials are reassuring residents that health and emergency services are ready to help people get through another heat wave this week. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says Emergency Management BC is working with communities to ensure

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Doctors, lawyers want B.C. to track injuries after record heat wave

August 3, 2021 Camille Bains - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Two groups focused on environmental issues are calling on the British Columbia government to come up with a plan to track “heat dome injuries” following record-setting temperatures that are also linked with 570 deaths in the province over

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California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

September 27, 2016 Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MORGAN HILL, Calif. – A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains. The blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles

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Ocean temperatures can predict U.S. heat waves up to 50 days in advance: study

March 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in