Heat wave

Wildfire smoke fills the air and obstructs the view of the mountains as people continue to take part in outdoor activities in Sicamous B.C., Thursday, July 29, 2021. The Health Ministry is urging those in areas where heat and smoky skies warnings have been posted to take steps to keep cool and stay safe as many parts of the province continue to experience poor air quality due to wildfires. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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

Ridge of high pressure is expected to reach maximum strength on Thursday and Friday

 

FILE - In this June 30, 2021 file photo Missoulians cool off in the Bitterroot River as temperatures crested 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Missoula, Mont. The Pacific Northwest is bracing for another major, multi-day heat wave in mid-August 2021 just a month after temperatures soared as high as 116 F in a record-shattering heat event that killed scores of the most vulnerable across the region. (AP Photo/Tommy Martino, File)

Cooling centers open doors as heat wave hits Northwest

Cooling centers open doors as heat wave hits Northwest

 

Wildfire smoke fills the air and obstructs the view of the mountains as people continue to take part in outdoor activities in Sicamous B.C., on Thursday July 29, 2021. British Columbia is gearing up to respond to another heat wave by taking several steps including opening civic centres that would otherwise be closed so people can escape to a cool place if they lack air conditioning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

B.C. readies response ahead of second heat wave expected this weekend

B.C. readies response ahead of second heat wave expected this weekend

 

A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave in Montreal, Monday, July 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec researchers propose new heat wave alert system in response to climate change

Quebec researchers propose new heat wave alert system in response to climate change

A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave in Montreal, Monday, July 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Mae Ribeiro and her son Noah Ribeiro decided their neighbour needed to stay cool more than they did, so they lent their portable air-conditioner to the new mother of twins. (Contributed photo)
Mae Ribeiro and her son Noah Ribeiro decided their neighbour needed to stay cool more than they did, so they lent their portable air-conditioner to the new mother of twins. (Contributed photo)
This sidewalk on the north hill buckled during the recent heat wave. Heat damage has been spotted to concrete in about a dozen places around the city. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Heat wave so hot some sidewalks damaged in Red Deer

Sidewalks and other concrete heaved in the heat

This sidewalk on the north hill buckled during the recent heat wave. Heat damage has been spotted to concrete in about a dozen places around the city. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
City of Red Deer arborist Paige Graham prunes ash trees along Gaetz Avenue that show signs of having ash bark beetles. Pin holes that go around a branch or dark spots are signs of an infestation. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Heat wave brings more ants, wasps, flies and tree pests to Red Deer

A hot summer will speed up insect development, say experts

City of Red Deer arborist Paige Graham prunes ash trees along Gaetz Avenue that show signs of having ash bark beetles. Pin holes that go around a branch or dark spots are signs of an infestation. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
People sit on rocks while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. coroner says 719 deaths in a week during heat wave, but number could jump

B.C. coroner says 719 deaths in a week during heat wave, but number could jump

People sit on rocks while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Young people try to beat the heat in an irrigation canal in Chestermere, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021.Record heat is easing for parts of British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories, but Environment Canada warns relief is still days away for eastern B.C. and the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Western heat shifts in some areas of B.C., territories, but still blazing elsewhere

Western heat shifts in some areas of B.C., territories, but still blazing elsewhere

Young people try to beat the heat in an irrigation canal in Chestermere, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021.Record heat is easing for parts of British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories, but Environment Canada warns relief is still days away for eastern B.C. and the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Expect Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play to be a popular spot for a few more days as the heat wave will remain until the weekend at least. (File Photo by Advocate staff)

Market for air conditioners is red hot as heat wave grips

Alberta Environment issues heat warning and residents asked to conserve electricity

Expect Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play to be a popular spot for a few more days as the heat wave will remain until the weekend at least. (File Photo by Advocate staff)