Old Crow, Yukon, sets temperature record amid 2nd summer heat wave

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Old Crow resident Brandon Kyikavichik says it “feels quite uncomfortable” in his hometown this week as temperatures hover around 30 C. 

“Arctic people… aren’t used to this kind of weather,” he said. 

Old Crow is under a heat warning from Environment Canada, with daytime temperatures expected to hit 28 C and with overnight temperatures in the 14 C range. 

On Tuesday, it set a new record, with temperatures hitting 29.7 C, beating the previous record of 28.5C set in 2002.

Kyikavichik says he works alongside elders, who are particularly susceptible to heat-related illnesses. 

Though they seem to be doing fine at present, “one thing I worry about is if the temperature keeps rising and it

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