Heat wave

People take advantage of another record-breaking temperature day in Vernon Sunday, Oct. 9, to do some paddleboarding at Ellison Provincial Park. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Another new temperature record for Vernon

Mercury reaches 22.6 degrees C Sunday, Oct. 9, beating old mark of 22.2 C set in 1906

 

A couple enjoys the sunset on Okanagan Lake by the Sicamous. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

August was the Okanagan’s warmest month ever, September to be a ‘mixed bag’

Monthly temperatures in Penticton, Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm were 2 to 4 C higher than normal

 

Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Hot weather plans needed

The heat this summer and last summer has been unusual

  • Aug 23, 2022

 

The heat warning set for the Central and South Okanagan on Tuesday has been extended to the North, including Vernon and Enderby (Shutterstock)

Heat warning extended to North Okanagan

The warning was put in place for the Central (Kelowna) and South (Penticton) Okanagan on Tuesday

The heat warning set for the Central and South Okanagan on Tuesday has been extended to the North, including Vernon and Enderby (Shutterstock)
The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)

Heat warning in effect for Central and South Okanagan

Daytime temperatures are expected to reach 35 C to 40 C, while overnight lows will be near 18 C

The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)
Paramedics in B.C. responded to about 210 heat-related patient events during the July 2022 heat wave. According to the BC Coroners Service, 16 people died. (APBC image)

16 deaths recorded during B.C.’s July heat wave

Heat-related death data first since review into 2021 heat dome was issued

Paramedics in B.C. responded to about 210 heat-related patient events during the July 2022 heat wave. According to the BC Coroners Service, 16 people died. (APBC image)
July 26, Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for 38 regions in the province. (Image: Environment Canada).

Guide for health-checks during extreme heat released by B.C. officials

As B.C. gets out of its first heat wave of the summer, new guide gives insight to health checks

July 26, Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for 38 regions in the province. (Image: Environment Canada).
The Shuswap River Ambassadors have stocked the Kids Don't Float kiosks with lifejackets for use. (Video still)

Enderby Shuswap River users reminded, ‘Kids don’t float’

Heatwave sees increasing number of people out on river, despite higher-than-normal levels

The Shuswap River Ambassadors have stocked the Kids Don't Float kiosks with lifejackets for use. (Video still)
Skaha Lake Beach, with its soft sand and warm water can’t be beat. (Visit Penticton)

5 ways to beat the heat in Penticton

Penticton is one of only 2 cities in the world that sits between 2 lakes connected by a lazy river

Skaha Lake Beach, with its soft sand and warm water can’t be beat. (Visit Penticton)
The Downtown Community Market will close 1.5 hours early, at noon, on Saturday, July 30, to avoid the hottest part of the day. (Downtown Penticton BIA)

Heat wave closing Penticton Community Market early

The Saturday Market closes down at noon to avoid the hottest part of the day

The Downtown Community Market will close 1.5 hours early, at noon, on Saturday, July 30, to avoid the hottest part of the day. (Downtown Penticton BIA)
A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New single-day temperature records set across B.C. amid heat wave

Lytton saw the highest temperature at 42 C

A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, as a cooling centre to help residents beat the heat. (Morning Star - file photo)

More options to beat the heat in Vernon, with free shuttle

Residents seeking relief from the heat can venture to Kal Tire Place, library and more

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, as a cooling centre to help residents beat the heat. (Morning Star - file photo)
Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna’s vulnerable want to shelter from heat wave, but bylaw requires they move

Bylaw requires residents of homeless encampment to pack-up and leave each morning

Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
South Okanagan Events Centre (835 Eckhart Avenue) will be open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as a cooling centre during this heat wave. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton opens cooling centres during heat wave

Bylaw officers will be handing out water to those in need

South Okanagan Events Centre (835 Eckhart Avenue) will be open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as a cooling centre during this heat wave. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Morning Star file photo

UPDATE: RCMP investigating fire possibly sparked by flare in Coldstream

Blaze on boundary of district and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park concerning

Morning Star file photo
(Pixaby photo)

B.C.’s seniors advocate urges seniors and caregivers to prepare for rising temperatures

Dual focus during high temperatures is to keep the room cool and to keep the body cool

(Pixaby photo)
A man cools off his dog at a fountain as temperatures go above 30 C on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Montreal. Heat warnings remain in place throughout Eastern Canada, with Environment Canada warning of humidex levels in the mid to high 30s or even 40 C heading into the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Environment Canada warning of humidex levels in the mid to high 30s in the east

B.C. says potential heat warnings could begin as early as Saturday and continue into next week

A man cools off his dog at a fountain as temperatures go above 30 C on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Montreal. Heat warnings remain in place throughout Eastern Canada, with Environment Canada warning of humidex levels in the mid to high 30s or even 40 C heading into the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)

‘We learned a lot last year’: Public urged to be prepared for heat wave in Penticton

The city has seven publically accessible water stations and two dog park taps

Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)
(Black Press file photo)

Osoyoos to open cooling centres amid expected heat wave

Temperatures across the South Okanagan could reach up to 38 C next week

(Black Press file photo)
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland beach and park get water bottle refill stations

Just in time for the heat wave, Rotary Beach and Memorial Park now have water refills

Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)