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British Columbia swelters under record highs

B.C. Canada
July 12, 2007

Seven all-time temperature highs were set across British Columbia on Wednesday, with most of the records falling in the Fraser Valley, the Greater Vancouver area and on Vancouver Island.

Yet cooler heads prevailed as consumers responded to calls to conserve energy, despite the blistering heat, after a BC Hydro transformer in downtown Vancouver failed earlier in the week.

Environment Canada said the Interior town of Lillooet was B.C.'s hot spot Wednesday at 39.9 C.
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