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Wednesday June 30th, 2021 evening edition

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(CNN) More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia since Friday as a historic heat wave brought record-high temperatures, officials said Tuesday.

The province's chief coroner called it an "unprecedented time.".

"Since the onset of the heat wave late last week, the BC Coroners Service has experienced a significant increase in deaths reported where it is suspected that extreme heat has been contributory," Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said in a statement.

The coroner's service normally receives about 130 death reports over a four-day period.

From Friday through Monday, at least 233 deaths were reported, the chief coroner said, adding "this number will increase as data continues to be updated.".

Coroners are now gathering information to determine the cause and manner of deaths and whether heat played a role, the statement said.

"Environmental heat exposure can lead to severe or fatal results, particularly in older people, infants and young children and those with chronic illnesses," the statement added. »

Police find and arrest spectator who caused mass Tour de France crash

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The spectator who caused a mass crash on the opening day of the Tour de France has been arrested and placed in custody, according to RTL.

Race organisers threatened legal action in the aftermath of Saturday's incident and French police soon opened an enquiry, launching a search for the culprit.

After appealing for witnesses, the person has been identified, found, and is now in police custody in Landerneau, according to RTL. »

TIL in 1947 a woman with hives went to Johns Hopkins to cure her hives. She received an experimental drug Compund 1694 and not only her hives cleared up she reported that her trolly rides were free from nausea. Doctors immediately test the drug for motion sickness and Compund 1694 became Dramamine.

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The drug was also found to prevent or cure any other kind of motion sickness.

In 1947, a Baltimore woman who had broken out in hives went to Johns Hopkins’ allergy clinic to see if doctors there could help her.

Hopkins History Moments: Neil A. Grauer tells the story of the Johns Hopkins researcher who coined the term “biological clock.”. »