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Temperatures approaching 30 C degrees are expected for P.E.I. on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday, according to the latest Environment Canada forecast.

At least eight people in the USA and Canada have died in the past week due to the intense heat wave affecting parts of North America.

She said on Tuesday that Urgences-Sante had reported a 30 per cent rise in ambulance transports since the beginning of the heat wave, up to about 1,200 per day.

"We would prefer having no deaths related to heat but with four days of intense heat and especially hot nights, we expect to see an impact on people's health", Kaiser said.

The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher.

"Extreme heat affects everyone".

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A cool down is expected by Friday with the passage of a cold front.

In response to the extended heat warning, the city has opened a number of cooling centres around Toronto.

Drouin said there have been thousands of home visits and that officials want to avoid the results of an extended heat period in 2010, when 106 people died in the Montreal area. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

For people experiencing homelessness, the city said TTC tokens are available at several drop-ins throughout the city to be used to get to cool places. A high of 26 and low of 14 is expected in Toronto on Friday, Ms. Hobelman said, with a chance of showers and a thunderstorm.

Even those not specifically at risk are encouraged to stay inside or in the shade, and to limit outdoor activity in the heat.

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