Did you know that Edmonton could experience something called heat? I didn’t either, though the concept of being “hot” seemed rather familiar, like something I had long forgotten.

Yes, summer in Edmonton has officially begun, mark the date as Sunday, August 21st, where temperatures reached a balmy 28ºC. Word has it our fair city has yet to reach 30ºC this summer, meaning I have yet to drag out my kiddie pool onto the lawn and bathed half-naked in the high heat, much to the pleasure of onlookers and passersby.

With temperatures supposed to be maintaining themselves all week, and, shockingly, no prediction of thundershowers, this promises to be the most summery week of summer yet. Did I mention it’s August? Fuck you old mother summer, you fat bitch! Thanks for nothing.

Enjoy the week of sun, Edmonton!