The City of Vancouver says it’s getting ready to launch its Extreme Heat Plan, as temperatures are expected to reach into the 30s this weekend.
A spokesperson says the plan will only be implemented once Environment Canada issues a health warning for the region.
Environment Canada has already done that for Southern B.C., warning temperatures are expected to approach 40 degrees over the southern interior, and the low thirties along the South Coast, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses.
Vancouver developed its extreme heat strategy five years ago, after a homeless man died during a 2009 heat wave.
It involves opening up cooling centers, and involves more monitoring of at-risk residents.