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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 pm
 


Title: Wildfire smoke: Haze over parts of B.C. prompts air quality advisory
Category: Environmental
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2020-09-08 18:16:08
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 pm
 


Definitely hazy out there.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:24 pm
 


I thought that the border was supposed to be closed? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:26 am
 


The smoke is really bad today. I checked local news thinking there must be a big fire burning somewhere really close as we can smell it and my eyes are actually irritated this morning.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:36 am
 


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The smoke is really bad today. I checked local news thinking there must be a big fire burning somewhere really close as we can smell it and my eyes are actually irritated this morning.


I feel for you. We had that for two summers from the BC wildfires. It is not pleasant. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:57 am
 


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Murky skies, poor air quality in southwest B.C. as more smoke from U.S. wildfires drifts north


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5720316


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:59 pm
 


Strutz wrote:
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Murky skies, poor air quality in southwest B.C. as more smoke from U.S. wildfires drifts north


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5720316


Really started noticing it today. I saw a bit of haze Wednesday but today getting off work, the air smelled of smoke. We’ve had a light fire season in BC this year, but the rest of the west coast is in dire straits.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:35 am
 


Smokey skies here in the Heartland today.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:23 am
 


xerxes wrote:
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Murky skies, poor air quality in southwest B.C. as more smoke from U.S. wildfires drifts north


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5720316


Really started noticing it today. I saw a bit of haze Wednesday but today getting off work, the air smelled of smoke. We’ve had a light fire season in BC this year, but the rest of the west coast is in dire straits.


Same. Central Alberta smells like campfire.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:46 am
 


I remember only a couple summers ago the red skies, waking up to cars covered in ash, choking on smoke and how we took the cat and puppy and evacuated to Terrace. Fifteen minute sits with a gov't agent and they handed out hotel/restaurant vouchers and lists of pet friendly places.
What I don't remember were anybody bitching about what kind of mask they were 'forced' to wear, how they didn't keep out 100% of the particles or anyone griping about them being fiscally irresponsible because these people had money, those people should've been helped by the Band Office instead, them were on welfare, etc. etc.
OMG if they'd only held rallies on the street about their freedumbs then, they'd know now what a ventilator shoved down your throat feels like.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:49 pm
 


My eyes have been so irritated these last 2 days. The smoke was even thicker today I think and we noticed ash (tiny white chunks) on our slanted skylight windows and deck rail today. It's never been this bad before which makes it a sad indicator of just how bad these blazes are.

When I checked Environment Canada website it's shown visibility in the past 24hrs in my area between 3km and 1.6km. Out of curiosity I picked a random day from 2 weeks ago that was sunny and visibility was 48km. 8O They are showing a 30% chance of rain tomorrow night and I hope like hell it does rain and rain good. Hopefully the rain will fall (no lightning please) and fall hard through Washington, Oregon and California as well to help extinguish these fires and clear the air.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:51 pm
 


Supposedly it’s going to start clearing out tomorrow and into Tuesday.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:28 pm
 


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Smoke wafting north from wildfires on the U.S. West Coast has impacted the air quality so much that mail isn't being delivered in parts of B.C.

Canada Post made the announcement in a series of posts on Twitter Monday afternoon.

"We are suspending delivery for the day and not sending our delivery agents out as conditions have made it unsafe," the federal agency wrote.

The following areas will not have deliveries:

Metro Vancouver
North, South and West Vancouver Island
Okanagan Valley and Similkameen
Kootenay region
Thompson, Nicola and Fraser regions

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/it-s-so-smoky-in- ... -1.5104446
Well that just about covers most of the province.


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