By: Steve Dellar | 07-05-2018 | News
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Canada - Heatwave Kills 33 In Quebec (Video)

A global heatwave which affected most nations north of the equator this week has wreaked havoc in central and eastern Canada where it caused the deaths of more than 30 people. It is expected that as of today, temperatures will finally drop again in the Quebec region.

The sweltering combination of heat and humidity, which began last Friday, was linked by health officials to the deaths of 33 people across the southern part of the Quebec province.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Quebec hospital without air conditioning as heat wave kills 33 people. Read more: <a href="https://t.co/hqcFusmEfg">https://t.co/hqcFusmEfg</a> <a href="https://t.co/TQKKbCj6IK">pic.twitter.com/TQKKbCj6IK</a></p>&mdash; CTV News (@CTVNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CTVNews/status/1014948684608524291?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr. David Kaiser, who works as a physician at the Montreal public health department, declared that most of the victims were elderly people living alone with no access to air conditioning.

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Yesterday Environment Canada still issued warnings for southern Quebec, as well as for parts of Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

Highs in the Quebec region reached 110F.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have died in Quebec during this heat wave. The record temperatures are expected to continue in central &amp; eastern Canada, so make sure you know how to protect yourself &amp; your family: <a href="https://t.co/JSPPsU80x9">https://t.co/JSPPsU80x9</a></p>&mdash; Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/1014579545431859200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau declared: “My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have died in Quebec during this heat wave.”

“The record temperatures are expected to continue in central & eastern Canada, so make sure you know how to protect yourself & your family.”

Mr Philippe Couillard, the premier of Quebec, first of all stated his praise for first responders and public health officials in these difficult conditions: “It’s tragic, but whenever there are heatwaves like this, and we will have more of them because of climate change, it is the weak and vulnerable who are affected first,”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oppressive humidex values once again this afternoon across Eastern Canada… although they didn&#39;t dip much through the overnight either. Cold front is coming for 10-15 degree drop over next 12 hrs for Quebec on it&#39;s eastward track <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/heatwave?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#heatwave</a> <a href="https://t.co/XNBSOWAoM2">pic.twitter.com/XNBSOWAoM2</a></p>&mdash; Johanna Wagstaffe (@JWagstaffe) <a href="https://twitter.com/JWagstaffe/status/1014967339396169728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“The good news is that according to the weather reports, this heatwave will break in a few days. But we have to expect episodes like this every year.”

Source:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-death-toll-canada.html

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Anonymous No. 30581 2018-07-06 : 17:40

I wonder what type glue Justin uses in the high temps to keep his brows from sliding off?

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