BC Heatwaves Sets New Records Across the Province

BC Heatwaves Sets New Records Across the Province

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June 28, 2021

This week was a record-breaking week for the highest temperature in British Columbia. It reached as high as 44 C in Kamloops. The heat wave expected to end on Saturday continued into this week which nobody was expecting.

Simon Fraser University Burnaby went as far as canceling re-mote and in-person classes amid the heatwave due to multiple buildings does not have cooling solutions in-place. Workers are suggested to work from home if possible.

Residents of British Columbia are coming up with all kinds of interesting solutions to survive from the high temperature. Their first attempt was purchasing an air conditioner, but it was sold out everywhere. Some opt to finding a group to rent an Airbnb room while other moves into a hotel for a couple of days. Those who lives in a detached home or townhouse are sleeping on the basement. For those with a tight pocket, sleeping inside their SUV in the garage.

A total of 59 records broken across BC on Sunday including:

  • Princeton: New record of 41.4 C, old record of 38.5 C in 2015
  • Trail: New record of 42.2 C, old record of 40.6 C in 2015
  • Nakusp: New record of 35.8 C, old record of 35.3 in 2015
  • Vancouver: New record of 31.1 C, old record of 27.2 C in 1935
  • Victoria: New record of 37.7 C, old record 29.5 in 1995
  • Golden: New record of 36.5 C, old record of 35 C in 1925
  • Abbotsford: New record of 41.4 C, old record of 32.3 C in 2015
  • Fort St. John: New record o 34.9 C, old record of 30 C in 1928
  • Kamloops: New record of 44 C, old record of 38.2 C in 2015
  • Vernon: New record of 41.5 C, old record of 38.1 C in 2014
  • Penticton: New record of 40.5 C, old record of 37.8 C in 1925
  • Osoyoos: New record of 42 C, old record of 40.9 C in 2015


We wish everyone safe through this week and hope the heatwave doesn’t last through Canada Day.

Yoyoe Lu

Founder and managing principal

Yoyoe is the founder and managing principal of Claridge. She was ranked one of Vancouver’s top real estate agents. Currently, Yoyoe is our strategic mind leading the team to success. Her affiliation with industry professionals put her ahead of our competitors. Yoyoe is also part of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver, Canadian Homebuilders Association, Urban Land Institute and Urban Development Institute.

Ashley Osborn

Development Site and Investment Specialist

Ashely is our lead land and investment advisor. He has been consistently featured in the annual top 100 real estate deals of British Columbia ranking. With over $15 billion worth of domestic and international real estate investments under his belt, Ashley is one of the top agents in the province. His 20 years of real estate and financial experience make him a master in negotiation and acquisition.

Patricia Wong Chong

Investment and Leasing Specialist

Patricia is our investment and retail leasing advisor. Her experience in brokerage and market research analysis has helped her comprise over $550 million in commercial real estate transactions. Patricia is responsible, detail-oriented, and professional. Her strong work ethic and positive attitude have led her to surpass all her competitors.

Schumann Li

Land Assembly & Residential Specialist

Schumann is a top-producing realtor in the Lower Mainland with more than 30 years’ experience. Over the years, Schumann hasn’t just garnered awards, but the trust of countless customers. Her clients continually refer to her outstanding professionalism, work ethic and poise.

Wendy Kaip

Sales Associate

Whether it’s decoding city policies, strategizing relocation plans, home sellers looking for a trustworthy advisor to unlock their property’s maximum potential- Wendy is here to help every step along the way.

Prior to real estate, Wendy spent over a decade in the mining industry with her attention to detail, keen negotiation skills, extensive network and strong reputation for getting the deal done, bringing endless value to her current real estate clients.

Whether you are thinking about selling to a developer, or have more questions about commercial real estate, Wendy invites you to connect, to see how she can utilize her expertise and team to help create value and maximize your real estate goals.

Simon Chan

Managing Broker

Simon is the managing broker of Claridge Real Estate Advisors Inc. His expertise has helped our agents resolve many difficulties. Not only is Simon knowledgeable with real estate legislation, but he is also very detail orientated. With Simon on our team, our agents are confident to conduct businesses and will always get the support they need to ensure they’re not walking on dirty water.

Frank Zhou


As the analyst of the company, my key job is to help brokers to find marketable clients and locate feasible development sites by collecting and analyzing up-to-date market transaction data and conducting target market and property-level research. Meanwhile, I am also in charge of maintaining the company’s property database to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness and continuously upgrading the level of knowledge by staying up to date with hot topics, and market trends, and incorporating findings into everyday work. Before joining the company, I worked for CR Group as a real estate investment manager, focusing on capital raising, equity and debt financing, acquisition and renovation. I hold 2 master’s degrees, one in Housing Management and the other in Economics.