Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Braces for Heat Wave Expected to Shatter Temperature Records

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Braces for Heat Wave Expected to Shatter Temperature Records

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B.C. braces for record-setting heat wave

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VANCOUVER - Environment Canada is encouraging people to keep cool and drink lots of water as British Columbia's south coast braces for a heat wave, while smoke from wildfires has prompted a separate air-quality advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

A massive ridge of high pressure over the area is expected to push temperatures in many communities into the mid- to high 30s.

Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and south and eastern Vancouver Island are all forecast to feel the burn until at least the middle of the week.

Environment Canada recommends young children, pregnant women, older people and anyone working or exercising in the heat be especially cautious.

The agency is also warning pet owners not to leave their animals inside parked vehicles. …

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