619 deaths reported between June 25 - July 1, 2021, 231 on June 29, record temperatures, near 50 degrees, are now deemed heat related. Never before seen (HEAT DOME PATTERN)
A new B.C. Coroners Service report examining last year's heat dome calls for greater support for populations at risk during extreme heat emergencies. The report also highlighted a lag between the issuing of heat alerts by Environment Canada and the response by public agencies and the general public.