49.6°C: Deadly Canada heat wave shatters temperature records | DW News

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

DW News published this video item, entitled “49.6°C: Deadly Canada heat wave shatters temperature records | DW News” – below is their description.

A slew of sudden deaths is being blamed on a record-breaking heatwave sweeping British Columbia and Alberta. Temperatures hit a record high for a third straight day on Tuesday, reaching 49.5 Celsius (121 Fahrenheit) in the village of Lytton.

Police in Vancouver said they had responded to 65 sudden-death calls between Friday and Tuesday. The deaths were still under investigation and many of the deceased were seniors.

British Columbia closed schools and educational institutions due to the record-breaking temperatures. Prior to the weekend, the historical high in Canada was 45 Celsius, set in Saskatchewan in 1937.

DW News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

  • Russia shuts mission to NATO in spy row retaliation | DW News
  • Immunity to all forms of the coronavirust may be closer than we thought | COVID-19 Special
  • Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies at 84 | DW News
  • In This Story: Canada

    Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

    Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

    Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

    2 Recent Items: Canada

  • Flight costs soar as Canadian travellers head back on planes
  • Global National: Oct. 18, 2021 | Trudeau apologizes to BC First Nation for ignoring invitations
  • 1 thought on “49.6°C: Deadly Canada heat wave shatters temperature records | DW News”

    1. Here is some reality…at one time before lunatic inbred populations took over the planet…mineral rain fall fell from the sky…it absorbed into your cells…killed disease and thus you were not scorched to death in sodomite cesspools these losers call a city. I think the sun and rain actually grew nutrients which also helped…schools anyone???

      Reply

    Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....