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Extreme Heat

BC Helps Farmers Prepare for Extreme Weather

Farmers and ranchers are being supported with a new round of funding to help strengthen their resilience to wildfires, flooding and extreme heat, and mitigate future climate impacts.

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Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

As summer begins, it's important for us all to prepare for wildfire smoke. Wildfires produce thick smoke that can be a big source of poisonous air pollutants. This pollution contains gases and fine specks (not visible to the human eye) that enter our lungs and bloodstream, sometimes leading to serious health issues.   Smoke can carry hundreds or thousands of kilometres from the fire zone. There is no safe level of exposure for most of these pollutants. This means that smoke can damage...

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Small Fire Spotted on Silver Star Mountain

A small fire has been reported about a kilometer from the top of Silver Star Mountain above the McLeod Subdivision area. Conditions are currently very wet in this area and there is a lot of smoke showing however the fire itself remains small.  BC Wildfire is aware and a helicopter crew is inbound to respond.  Updates will be posted as they become available.  For more information about active Wildfires in BC you can refer to the BC Wildfire dashboard . Additional information on...

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Be Prepared for Extreme Heat

Prepare Yourself for hot days ahead!

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Interior Health - Healthy Communities Newsletter August

  This month's newsletter has a strong focus on extreme heat. Check out the August newsletter here. 

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Municipalities Open Cooling Centres

Local authorities and First Nations are implementing their heat response plans, including opening cooling centres in communities, following heat warnings throughout British Columbia.

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Interior Health heat warning guidance

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings across Interior Health this week, with temperatures expected to soar as high as 40 degrees in a number of communities. With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat-related illness increases. The BC Centre of Disease Control provides a broad range of heat-related guidance on its website , including information on the different types of heat alerts, how to prepare for hot temperatures, symptoms of heat-related illnesses, those most...

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People encouraged to prepare for potential heat warnings

The Province of British Columbia is encouraging people to get prepared for upcoming high temperatures. British Columbians can expect higher temperatures as a high-pressure ridge is moving into B.C. and may result in heat warnings this weekend or early next week. Hot and dry weather for many parts of British Columbia is predicted by Environment and Climate Change Canada. While the current forecast suggests a dip in daytime high temperatures late this week, there is potential for the...

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