Heat wave

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

VIDEO: Mama bear and cubs escape the heat by taking a dip in a B.C. pool

Bears were trying to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
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Resellers marking up air conditioners online as B.C.’s heat wave keeps shattering records

Some models are going for five to six times their retail value

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People dance at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Health authorities offer safety tips as B.C. heat wave sets new record for peak electricity

Temperatures are expected to peak again Monday after multiple days of record-breaking heat

People dance at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The University of Victoria is closing for Monday due to extreme heat. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria is closing for Monday due to extreme heat. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flare-ups are seen from the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Extremely extreme:’ High temps push western wildfire risk into uncharted territory

Skywatchers hopeful that thunderstorms remain outside the forecast

Flare-ups are seen from the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attended Sunday’s incident at the Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Sunday’s heat trips sprinkler system at West Kootenay seniors’ home

Interior Health was still assessing the damage at Grand Forks’ Hardy View Lodge as of Sunday evening

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attended Sunday’s incident at the Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
No filters needed for the hazy pink skies on Saturday night near Oak Bay. Overnight temperatures offered little relief, dropping only to the high teens in Greater Victoria. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Eight weather stations break high heat records on southern Vancouver Island

Southern Gulf Islands, Malahat and UVic were the hottest hot spots

No filters needed for the hazy pink skies on Saturday night near Oak Bay. Overnight temperatures offered little relief, dropping only to the high teens in Greater Victoria. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
CRD parks and trails water fountains and water bottle filling stations will remain closed, despite soaring temperatures forecast for the coming days in Greater Victoria, due to lack of resources to clean them to COVID-19 public health standards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Water fountains, refill stations to remain shut off in CRD parks despite heatwave

Hourly cleaning to current public health standards not manageable at this point: CRD spokesperson

CRD parks and trails water fountains and water bottle filling stations will remain closed, despite soaring temperatures forecast for the coming days in Greater Victoria, due to lack of resources to clean them to COVID-19 public health standards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)

Do you have a hot dog? Certain breeds more vulnerable to heat, BC SPCA says

Animal advocacy group tells which breeds are more at risk, how owners can keep them safe

Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)
Men work at a construction site in downtown Toronto, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

Heat wave prompts heat-injury warnings for B.C.’s outdoor workers

If not recognized and treated early, heat stress can lead to heatstroke, says WorkSafeBC

Men work at a construction site in downtown Toronto, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

BC Hydro assures customers it has ‘more than enough’ power to weather the heat wave

Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states

People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
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Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C. as temperature records have tumbled

The B.C. Wildfire Service reports 10 fires in the last two days

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Environment Canada warns first heat of the season coming to southern B.C.

Environment Canada is warning residents to take measures to avoid overheating

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