With the warmer weather, Williams Lake RCMP are reminding the public not to leave children unattended in vehicles.
RCMP S/Sgt. Del Byron says a passerby alerted police Wednesday afternoon that a one and a half-year-old child was left in a car at Walmart while the mother shopped.
It is not clear how long the child remained in the vehicle.
Environment Canada said March 20 was the third day of record-breaking daily maximum temperatures across B.C.
Williams Lake set a new record of 17.8 degrees beating its old record of 14.6 set in 1999.
Bryon says police issued a warning to the parent and the Ministry of Children and Family Development were notified.