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‘Never seen anything like this’: 100s dead amid Canada heatwave

At least 486 sudden deaths recorded in British Columbia since Friday as temperatures soar on Canada’s west coast.

A man cools off at a misting station during the scorching weather of a heat wave in Vancouver, British Columbia [Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters]
A man cools off at a misting station during the scorching weather of a heat wave in Vancouver, British Columbia [Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters]

By Al Jazeera Staff30 Jun 2021|Updated: 1 Jul 202110:32 AM (GMT)

Authorities say nearly 500 people have died in Canada’s westernmost province across five days, as record-breaking temperatures raise serious concerns for vulnerable groups, including the elderly.

British Columbia’s chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said on Wednesday afternoon that the BC Coroners Service received at least 486 reports of deaths between Friday and Wednesday afternoon – a total she said was preliminary and expected to increase.

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About michael burgwin

A child of the peace and antiWar movements, a Truther with self-diagnosed Opposition Defiance Disorder, formerly politically liberal tho now politically marooned, and Post-Doomer, on any issue, I trend to the conspiracy side, sort through the absurd, fantastical and insane, until I find firm ground usually located just the other side of the censorship firewall of propaganda and orthodoxy, dogma, and other either / or thinking.
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