BC Coroners Service releases heat dome review

The BC Coroners Service is calling for a co-ordinated heat-alert system in British Columbia to prevent loss of life in hot-weather emergencies similar to the event last summer that resulted in more than 600 deaths. Dr. Jatinder Baidwan said when compared to the B.C. population, more people died who lived in socially or materially deprived neighbourhoods in homes that lacked adequate cooling systems.

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