Dawson Creek and Chetwynd melt Canada Day temperature records

The former reached 36.7 degrees, breaking a 1924 record of 35, while Quesnel was almost as hot at 36.1 breaking its 1987 record of 33.4.

Both South Peace communities also broke 1987 records with Dawson Creek doing it a little more impressively, breaking the old mark of 28.8, with a reading of 31. Chetwynd got to 31.2, and slipped past its old mark of 30.4 by slightly less than a degree. 

Fort St. John – with a high of 29.5 – had a bigger challenge, as its July first record – set in 1942 – is 32.2.