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Don`t Let the Smoke Get in Your Eyes....

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Why is the smoke persisting on the South Coast of B.C.?
Johanna Wagstaffe explains the impact of winds and sinking air on wildfire smoke. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4240496

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We've been putting up with this smoke for about five weeks now with the occasional clear day.
Maybe the end is in sight this weekend.
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poleman wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 7:54 pm
We've been putting up with this smoke for about five weeks now with the occasional clear day.
Maybe the end is in sight this weekend.
The end was not in sight.
We had a brief reprieve from the smoke for less than 24 hours, now today it's back.
The particular fire that's causing us so much grief, The Elephant Hill Fire is now estimated at 150,000 ha. That's about 370,000 acres. As it expands it's perimeter gets bigger, making for a larger area to try to contain.
It's spreading north and east, and right now is about 45 kms. west of the Kamloops airport. The eastern boundary of the evacuation area is about 20 kms from the airport.

This video of a much "smaller" fire at 12,000 ha may give one an idea as to what firefighters are up against, whether it's a 12,000 ha fire or 150,000 ha fire.
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so maybe just a little bit of clear cutting would be a good thing? BC tree-huggers would rather the province burn than to let it be forested in a sustainable way
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Aug 14th, 2017 4:49 pm
so maybe just a little bit of clear cutting would be a good thing? BC tree-huggers would rather the province burn than to let it be forested in a sustainable way
Clear cutting causes so many other problems. Don't blame the tree-huggers, blame the fact that we've suppressed the fires in these areas and the forests need to burn. The risk of massive fires just keeps building.
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Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts health alerts in Alberta
You can smell it, see it and taste it. Strong winds have blown a lot of smoke from the B.C. wildfires into Calgary. Kamil Karamali reports on the situation.

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Aug 14th, 2017 9:42 pm
Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts health alerts in Alberta
You can smell it, see it and taste it. Strong winds have blown a lot of smoke from the B.C. wildfires into Calgary. Kamil Karamali reports on the situation.

Sorry Alberta, but the smoke is really meant for Saskatchewan, after what the Riders did to the Lions.
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I was just in Kelowna, we were staying just up the hill from the lake but could never see it because of all the smoke. The drive there and back to Alberta featured closeup views of helicopters with water buckets. Exciting for the kids in the back seat, but those buckets look tiny compared to the area of any of these fires.
Anyway, when we finally got home the smoke was much worse than it was in the Okanagan. Hoping for better air this week.

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