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Heat wave death toll reaches 17 in Montreal

Heat wave death toll reaches 17 in Montreal

The air temperature will be 30 or above until Friday when a cold front is forecast to pass through southern Ontario.

The sweltering heat and suffocating humidity that have blanketed Eastern and Central Canada have contributed to the deaths of at least 17 people in Quebec over the last few days, health officials said Wednesday.

The death toll of Montreal's recent heat wave is up to 17, according to data released by the CIUSS on Wednesday morning.

He said the Montreal heat exposure victims were between 50 and 80.

She said on Tuesday that Urgences-Sante had reported a 30 per cent rise in ambulance transports since the beginning of the heat wave, up to about 1,200 per day.

In the Eastern Townships region southeast of Montreal, four deaths are under investigation to determine if they are related to the extreme heat.

However, daytime highs are still expected to be in the low 30s, with humidex values possibly reaching the low 40s.

Couillard noted that the weather is expected to cool down by Friday but "we expect to have this kind of episode every year". The city has extended its pool hours and opened its seven cooling centres, which provide air-conditioned spaces and cold drinks.

People at risk of heat-related illnesses include those with chronic illnesses, people with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and the homeless.

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.

Even those not specifically at risk are encouraged to stay inside or in the shade, and to limit outdoor activity in the heat.


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