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HEAT WARNING It will be the hottest day of the year in Ottawa: Here's when the temperature will hit 34 C

The City of Ottawa is extending the swimming hours at six outdoor pools today and Thursday as the 'heat dome' is expected to bring temperatures of 34 C this afternoon. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Ottawa, saying the "prolonged heat event" will continue through Thursday with "dangerously hot and humid conditions" expected.



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Youssef Ismail, left, and Andre Gallant leap into the water to catch a frisbee tossed by a friend as they cool off at Britannia Beach in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Drone photos show buildings now covered in ivy where it's estimated perhaps just five people still live.<br><br> The area also draws visitors down perilous footpaths winding past structures worn down by roots, rain, vines and wind.<br><br> (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

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