I didn't think y'all had such extreme heat up there.
Some of the places here are inland and in deep valleys within various various mountain ranges. The lack of wind in some locales lets the heat build and build. The 49C was a record but not that far off the previous one. Their average for July is 28C.
We too, along with many other locations, set heat records last week. We hit 44C on three thermostats but the official recording site down the hill got to 42C (108F). Our average is for July is 20C (68F) so that heat dome had a higher impact. Because of our average, not many places have air conditioning. Most of the restaurants in the area had to shut down because the heat build up inside was dangerous to work in.
There were 368 "sudden deaths" in the province last weekend. Three times the average which the heat surely contributed to.
PS. Just remembered about a comment from my son in law who is a fireman. Something he and others had never seen before was fires, 6 in his area, that started in bathroom ceiling fans. People were using the ceiling fans to try and blow out some of the heat. Those fans can be in place for years, decades, without ever failing. Most people never even clean them out and dust will build up inside. Running them for an extended period of time with all that dirt and dust overheated them and started the fluff on fire which then gets into the ceiling. I have an annual to-do list and checking those fans is one of the things on it. If you haven't pulled off the cover in a long time you might want to do a quick check. Takes 2 minutes.