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More record-smashing heat forecast as Canada, US northwest bake

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Ottawa (AFP) – Canada braced Monday for its highest ever temperature as the country’s west and swathes of the United States baked in an unprecedented heat wave, forcing schools and Covid-19 vaccination clinics to close and the postponement of an Olympic athletics qualifying event. The village of Lytton in British Columbia already broke the record for Canada’s all-time high, with a temperature of 116 Fahrenheit (46.6 degrees Celsius) on Sunday. Temperatures have soared well above seasonal averages from the US state of Oregon to Canada’s Arctic territories, with forecasters warning of worse to c…

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