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Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured from Osoyoos on July 20. (Brenda Lee photo)

Incoming winds expected to increase wildfire activity in the B.C. Interior

The BC Wildfire Service has issued a wind advisory for Interior, southeastern B.C.

 

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

 

Cherries are ripening in Summerland orchards. Because of the recent extreme heat, there are risks of damage to fruit crops, including fruit burning while on the trees. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Extreme heat puts fruit Okanagan crops at risk

Prolonged hot weather results in some fruit burning while still on the trees

Cherries are ripening in Summerland orchards. Because of the recent extreme heat, there are risks of damage to fruit crops, including fruit burning while on the trees. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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
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
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)
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
A dog jumps into the water to take a break from the heat. (Kurt Swanson - Contributed)

Salmon Arm to get grilled with heat wave this weekend

Starting Saturday, five consecutive days of 38 to 40 C weather are projected

A dog jumps into the water to take a break from the heat. (Kurt Swanson - Contributed)
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
It was hot in Greater Vernon Tuesday, but not quite hot enough to tie or set a new record for June 22. (File photo)

Vernon misses temperature record by one-tenth of a degree

It was 34.9 C Tuesday, just missing the 35 C record for June 22

It was hot in Greater Vernon Tuesday, but not quite hot enough to tie or set a new record for June 22. (File photo)
Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. study probes if more time in the shade as a child prevents skin cancer in adulthood

Researchers will install shade structures outside and track preschool-age children for six months while they play

Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
As temperatures soar, the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department cheekily warns residents that fires are particularly risky at this time. (Don Williams - Facebook)

Penticton set to break 96-year-old heat record on Sunday

The forecast from Environment Canada predicts a high temperatures across the Okanagan

As temperatures soar, the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department cheekily warns residents that fires are particularly risky at this time. (Don Williams - Facebook)
Lucas Proulx, right, accompanies Rowan Bellows and Adley Christy through the spray loops during a hot afternoon at Blackburn Park on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Keeping cool in Salmon Arm

Hot weather in the forecast for the weekend

Lucas Proulx, right, accompanies Rowan Bellows and Adley Christy through the spray loops during a hot afternoon at Blackburn Park on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
People in Metro Vancouver can expect to experience a short wave of heat just in time for Father’s Day, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media files)

Short-lived heatwave headed for Metro Vancouver this weekend

Temperatures are expected to be up to 10 degrees higher than average Sunday and Monday

People in Metro Vancouver can expect to experience a short wave of heat just in time for Father’s Day, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media files)
The snow pack levels for the province were slightly above normal, according to the June 1 measurements. (Contributed)

British Columbia’s June snow measurements slightly above normal

BC River Forecast Centre has compiled data from around the province

The snow pack levels for the province were slightly above normal, according to the June 1 measurements. (Contributed)