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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek broke a daily maximum temperature record on Thursday, according to Environment Canada.

The new record registered at 32.5 degrees Celsius.

The previous record set for July 28th in Mile Zero City was 30.0 degrees Celsius. It was set in 1937.

According to Environment Canada, a strong ridge of high pressure brought a heat wave through the province over the last week.

On Thursday, 14 places throughout B.C. either set or tied their previous record daily temperatures.

Dawson Creek also broke a record on Wednesday, reaching a high of 32.2 degrees Celsius. The previous record was set in 2009 at 30.5 degrees Celsius.

Fort St. John also broke a daily heat record on Wednesday, reporting a high of 31.7 degrees Celsius. The previous record of 30 degrees Celsius was set in 1935.

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Grace Giesbrecht

Grace Giesbrecht is a news reporter for who recently graduated from Trinity Western University with a bachelor of arts in Media + Communications. She was born and raised just outside of Fort St. John. She began reporting for her university’s student newspaper and interned with Ottawa Life Magazine where she developed a passion for asking questions, telling stories, and the written word. In her free time, you can find her drinking coffee, snowboarding, or reading novels.