The Cowichan region has one of the most pleasant climates in Canada. With mild winters and warm, sunny summers, it’s no wonder that people from all over want to call the area home. However, with climate change now a reality, extreme temperatures are becoming more common.
Many older buildings, including apartments and houses, are not designed for the temperature extremes that are occurring more frequently for the Cowichan region. People with pre-existing medical conditions, or who are elderly or very young, and those with other socio-economic vulnerabilities, may be particularly at risk during extreme temperature events.
For Cowichan, we consider the following to be extreme temperatures: