Month: June 2021

Rapid permafrost thaw expected in N.W.T., Yukon after heat wave, experts warn

The heat wave sweeping through the N.W.T. and Yukon could have a major impact on permafrost thaw in both territories, experts warn.  Both territories are at the extremities of a “heat dome” — a mass of hot air settling over the Pacific Northwest. It’s brought record-breaking temperatures across the region, setting new Canada-wide records in Lytton, […]

B.C. records 486 sudden deaths, almost triple the usual number, during heat wave

At least 486 people died suddenly over the past five days during B.C.’s record-breaking heat wave, almost three times the usual number, the provincial coroners service said Wednesday.  Roughly 165 sudden deaths would normally occur in the province over that period. The new tally accounts for deaths between Friday and 1 p.m. PT Wednesday, chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said […]

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