Montreal firefighters and police have been rolling out its emergency response efforts looking for people who may be at risk of health complications during this extreme heat wave.
Montreal health officials said there have been 12 heat-related deaths since the weekend, while authorities in the Eastern Townships region east of Montreal are attributing another five deaths to the weather. "Humidex values will be in the mid to high thirties today, and near low forties for Wednesday and Thursday". The city has extended its pool hours and opened its seven cooling centres, which provide air-conditioned spaces and cold drinks.
The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.
During the extended heat warning, people are encouraged to visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. "So, at least a bit of a break from this intense heat that we've been experiencing".
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Temperatures approaching 30 C degrees are expected for P.E.I. on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday, according to the latest Environment Canada forecast. The last one was in 2011 at eight days.
Last Thursday, the agency issued a heat warning for the Canada Day long weekend, calling the upcoming heat wave "the most significant heat event" Ontario has experienced in the last few years. Friday is forecast to be 28 C with a 40 per cent chance of showers.
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He says most vulnerable to become sick due to high heat and humidity are infants, young children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions like lung or heart problems.