At least 17 deaths in Quebec attributed to heat

At least 17 deaths in Quebec attributed to heat

Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low twenties, except high teens in some rural areas, providing little or no relief from the heat.

The City of Toronto continues to have seven cooling stations open across the city as well as public, air-conditioned spaces like libraries and community centres available so people can catch a break from the never ending heat wave.

"As the heat wave continues, it's clear we expect the number of deaths attributable to the heat to rise, " she said.

Slightly cooler conditions will likely arrive late Sunday as a cold front is expected to move through the region.

Drouin said there have been thousands of home visits and that officials want to avoid the results of an extended heat period in 2010, when 106 people died in the Montreal area.

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"Usually when we get heat events it only lasts two or four days", Ms. Hobelman said. The last one was in 2011 at eight days.

The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Daytime high temperatures near 30 degrees are forecast, with humidex values in the mid to high thirties. A high of 26 and low of 14 is expected in Toronto on Friday, Ms. Hobelman said, with a chance of showers and a thunderstorm.

"If you're doing well, make sure you check on those who may be more vulnerable - any friends and family, those who are living alone", Ms. Hobelman said.

The Salvation Army was out at Gore Park handing out bottles of water reminding people to heed the warnings and protect themselves, and police have already received a number of calls including one on Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington where they rescued a dog from a hot vehicle where the temperature was 66 degrees.

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