Six deaths blamed on heat wave

Six deaths have been blamed on the heatwave in Montreal – so far.

Clarification: As Emily says below, these were people already afflicted with health issues, and Bill Binns is probably not far off the truth that a certain number of such people will die over time but if it happens this week it will be blamed on the heat wave.

Update: The Gazette shuffles the facts down to the third ‘graph here where the public health doctor says there has actually been no increase in the death rate so far. Roughly ten people die in Montreal every day and that hasn’t changed.