More and more records
Ontario witnessed and continues to witness a record setting summer. The records go hand in hand, in one way or another.
We have had some of the hottest, most humid days, in recorded history. People are dying from heat strokes, Ontario opened public "cooling centers," and even new legislation is being considered regarding landlords' responsibilities.
The government is now thinking of placing a maximum temperature that tenants can experience. Which means that landlords will have to provide air conditioning, if the legislation is passed.
The other record being set is an electricity demand record. Ontario has hit a record demand of 26,160 MW. Electricity is now being purchased from Quebec, Manitoba and even the US. Some government offices have relaxed the dress code, so employees can cope with the raised AC temperature set point. It was said that if the demand rises just a bit more then rotating black outs will happen, and we'll be saying "in2at3at el kahraba" once again (Syrian inside joke)
The third record pertains to energy as well. Oil prices are through the roof. The other day prices hit 95 cents a liter. Most of the time the price hovers around 88-85 cents/liter. Two years ago the price was in mid 60's, and before than it was in the 50's. Montreal and Vancouver actually saw the price rise over a dollar, which is just ridiculous.
Will the records keep on being broken? I hope not!