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Mussels had a hard time in the dual heat and low tides. Here’s one from Vancouver Island’s west coast, cooked in a happier time. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Hot shellfish: cooked in overlapping heat and low tides

UVic marine biologist said timing was bad luck, but isn’t overly concerned

 

Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson Inc. due to elevated levels of benzene. July 17, 2021. (Source: Health Canada)

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled due to elevated levels of benzene

Health Canada warns that frequent exposure to elevated levels of benzene has been linked to cancer

 

Farm hand Connor Hunt bales a hay crop near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 17, 2017. Farmers are calling for emergency relief as drought ravages crops across the Prairie provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Scorching temperatures have left crops in poor condition across wide swaths of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

 

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Thunderstorms adding to fire danger in B.C.’s Interior

Conditions are favourable for very strong winds, large hail and heavy rain in at least eight regions

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A beautiful Saltair sunset in late June. (Photo by Opie Williams)

Record-breaking heat wave wiped out a wet start to June on Vancouver Island

Surprisingly, precipitation total for the month close to normal for Chemainus and Thetis Island

A beautiful Saltair sunset in late June. (Photo by Opie Williams)
Leanne Opuyes uses a spray bottle to mist her face while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada warns the torrid heat wave that has settled over much of Western Canada won’t lift for days, although parts of British Columbia and Yukon could see some relief sooner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Leanne Opuyes uses a spray bottle to mist her face while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada warns the torrid heat wave that has settled over much of Western Canada won’t lift for days, although parts of British Columbia and Yukon could see some relief sooner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A group of young people danced under the glow of the setting sun and temperatures began to let up Monday evening. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sundown brings solace to Victoria residents scorched by summer heat

Dallas Road packed with people as the day cooled Monday

A group of young people danced under the glow of the setting sun and temperatures began to let up Monday evening. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Entrance to one of the blockades in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Pacheedaht Nation asks again for protesters to leave Fairy Creek, citing wildfire risk

Pacheedaht First Nation issued a call Monday for protesters to leave the…

Entrance to one of the blockades in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The sky glowed a deep orange Monday night just before the sun set below the horizon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Port Alberni’s blistering Monday fails to break all-time Vancouver Island high

Highest temperature ever on the Island was recorded in 1942 in Cumberland

The sky glowed a deep orange Monday night just before the sun set below the horizon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A group of boys beat the heat at Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Monday smashes temperature records across Greater Victoria

Port Alberni solidifies its record as the hottest place on the Island

A group of boys beat the heat at Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Albert Huynh cools off in the frigid Lynn Creek water as Leanne Opuyes, left, laughs in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. A stifling heat wave throughout much of Western Canada is unusual because of the nighttime temperatures it is bringing, says an expert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat wave marked by unusually high night time temperatures

Temperatures higher overnight than they would normally be during the day for this time of the year

Albert Huynh cools off in the frigid Lynn Creek water as Leanne Opuyes, left, laughs in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. A stifling heat wave throughout much of Western Canada is unusual because of the nighttime temperatures it is bringing, says an expert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Four dogs that were treated at a Nanaimo veterinary hospital died of heat stroke this past weekend, says a veterinary technologist. (Stock photo)

4 dogs in Nanaimo die from heat stroke

Pet owners asked to take care amid record-setting heat wave

Four dogs that were treated at a Nanaimo veterinary hospital died of heat stroke this past weekend, says a veterinary technologist. (Stock photo)
Swimmers out to beat the heat over the weekend cool off in the Gorge Waterway off Curtis Point near the Tillicum bridge in Saanich. (Photo by Ruth Kampen)

Record-breaking heat continues for a third day around Greater Victoria

Businesses, construction sites close as extreme heat smashes temperature records

Swimmers out to beat the heat over the weekend cool off in the Gorge Waterway off Curtis Point near the Tillicum bridge in Saanich. (Photo by Ruth Kampen)
Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)

Fraser Valley woman arrested after two young children left in vehicle on scorching hot day

Two kids were inside a van in record setting temperatures before first responders arrived

Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)
People enjoy the heat wave across Vancouver Island during a low tide at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville, B.C., on Friday, July 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Heat wave dubbed ‘dangerous,’ ‘historic,’ bakes much of Western Canada

Lytton sets new all-time national high, conditions could persist in the Prairies until week’s end

People enjoy the heat wave across Vancouver Island during a low tide at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville, B.C., on Friday, July 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
People out and about wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 while on the streets in downtown in Victoria, Friday, May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Expert explains about the ‘heat dome’ hovering above B.C., Alberta and territories

British Columbia and northern Alberta are experiencing temperatures expected to shatter records over the next few days

People out and about wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 while on the streets in downtown in Victoria, Friday, May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
People dance at English Bay Beach amidst the heat, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. cities prepare for the heat as record-high temperatures loom

Ad hoc network of organizations, municipal governments and health agencies doing what they can

People dance at English Bay Beach amidst the heat, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Greater Victoria, with temperatures forecasted to reach as high as 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)

A scorching 37 C in the forecast for Victoria

Heat warning in effect in Greater Victoria from June 25 to 29

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Greater Victoria, with temperatures forecasted to reach as high as 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning with temperatures expected to reach as high as 37 C in the coming days on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat warning issued for most of Vancouver Island

Forecast calls for temperatures to reach 37 C in the next few days

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning with temperatures expected to reach as high as 37 C in the coming days on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)