The rest of B.C. will laugh, but Burnaby is darn cold

Parts of British Columbia are enduring record-breaking chill.

And don’t laugh, but Burnaby was part of it - some people were even seen wearing gloves. 

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Sure, the rest of B.C. will mock us, but Burnaby saw record-breaking chilly temperatures.

Environment Canada says the temperature at Vancouver International Airport slipped briefly to 0 C early Thursday, breaking the 1 C mark set in 1965. It was the second record in two days for Metro Vancouver, which saw thermometers dip to 0.8 C Wednesday, wiping out the old record of 2.8, which had stood since 1960. The average historical low for Metro Vancouver in the second week of October is 7 C. The weather office says clear skies and a front that washed cold Arctic air south helped set several other winter-like records across B.C. Those include a setting of -10.3 C in Clinton on Wednesday, breaking a 2009 record, and -8.2 C in Smithers, smashing the old record set in 1959.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 10, 2019

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