B.C. municipalities prepare for another week of hi

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Some B.Celigibility had been limited. municipalities are changing their heat-wave management plans2021-04-17T00:47:09.956Z, including potentially keeping cooling centres open overnight, as unseasonably high temperatures hit Metro Vancouver once again this week.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Sunshine CoastPreparations for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fraser Valley and eastern Vancouver Island. It also issued a special weather statement for a large swath of?the province?beyond that, with temperatures expected to peak Wednesday to Saturday.

It comes a month after an unprecedented heat dome hit B.Cfor example. and a?subsequent spike in?sudden deaths?in the province, with the heat cited as a “significant contributing factor” for as many as 815 deaths.

Municipalities in the region, including Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnabycan serve up to six people per table., are updating their plans for future extreme heat events, after some criticism that?responses last month had significant?gaps.

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