Hottest ever day recorded in Canada

If you’re working, remember to drink plenty of water

Hottest ever day recorded in Canada

Feeling hot? Well, you’ve good reason to. Yesterday, Canada set a record for our highest ever temperature – a scolding 46.1C (115F). Lytton, a village in British Columbia, registered the temperature on Sunday 27th June – following weeks of heat warnings.

And if, you thought this was the end of it, think again. According to Derek Lee, Environment Canada meteorologist, today is expected to be hotter still.

Speaking to CBC, Lee said: "So you thought yesterday was hot out? Tomorrow might be even hotter. I know a lot of people probably aren't prepared for the heat, but we still have a few more days to go."

Working in high temperatures can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention hazardous, for employees. While many teams are still working remotely, HR leaders need to remind their people to take regular breaks, step away from the computer, and drink enough water. So remember, if you’re feeling faint or believe you may have heat stroke or heat-induced stress, lie down, sip some water, and, if necessary, seek medical attention.

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