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Extreme Heat Events

Info and tools for health care providers on the dangers of extreme heat, and how to properly prevent, diagnose and treat heat-related illnesses.

    • Jul 18, 2013

    What do all these Extreme Heat Events mean?

    Summer has officially arrived and with it hot, humid weather has blanketed many parts of Canada. British Columbia shattered many local temperature records over the July long weekend, with temperatures reaching up to 40.3°C in Lytton, and 36.7°C in Merritt; breaking the oldest record of 35°C set in 1924. In Alberta, twenty regional heat records were broken on July 1st, coupled with rolling blackouts in Red Deer and Edmonton...
    • Jun 20, 2012

    New Online Program Prepares Health Care Providers for Extreme Heat

    Health care providers across Canada now have access to a free online program at to better prepare them to prevent and manage heat-related illness.