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For one sweltering week in the summer of 2018, Tiohtià:ke, also known as Montreal, faced daytime temperatures as high as 35.5 C during the day – hotter than the summer averages seen in Mumbai. With the humidity, Quebec’s largest city felt more like 40 C, and nightly temperatures never fell below 20 C.
From June 30 to July 8, 2018, this heat wave killed 66 people across Montreal, according to a report released by Montreal’s public health authority the following year. Nearly 75 per cent of the dead had some sort of chronic health condition, and t
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