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  9 June 2022   

2021 Heat Dome Report

On June 7th, the BC Coroners Service released its review of the heat-related deaths that occurred across the province in late June and early July 2021. It found 619 deaths were attributable to the heat dome. Most of the deceased were older adults with compromised health due to multiple chronic diseases and who lived alone. Each one of these lives mattered and ended prematurely because of climate change and our built environment.