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Air quality advisory issued across several parts of B.C. due to wildfire smoke

Environment Canada forecasts smoky skies for Vanderhoof this week There is a chance of Vanderhoof skies being smoky today. An air quality advisory has been issued for several parts of B.C. including Vanderhoof over the weekend due to wildfire smoke … Continue reading

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Fort McMurray fires cause air pollution spike on other side of continent 

Smoke from Alberta fire was so massive the plumes created their own environmental system The huge wildfire in Fort McMurray last year caused air pollution to spike as far away as the New England states, more than 4,000 kilometres away, … Continue reading

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On a Scale of 1 to 10, the Air Pollution in Fort McMurray is a 38 

It’s been almost two weeks since a monster fire took a nasty turn in Fort McMurray Alberta, and the air quality is so bad that it will likely delay the return of residents. At a press conference on Monday, Alberta … Continue reading

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Alberta wildfire smoke making its way into Saskatchewan 

Smoke from the raging fire in Fort McMurray has moved into Saskatchewan, producing low visibility in some areas. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements for parts of the province, saying northwest winds are spreading smoke from wildfires in northeast … Continue reading

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Canadian wildfire smoke on course to reach Minnesota by Thursday

Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by … Continue reading

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Air pollution caused by wildfires could trigger heart problems: study

New research shows that exposure to air pollution caused by wildfires could increase the risk for acute heart incidents such as cardiac arrest. A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association on Wednesday linked cardiac arrests, … Continue reading

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Haze from Canadian wildfires spreads across many US states

Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. The smoke has caused spectacular red … Continue reading

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Report shows Edmonton air pollution levels spiking to dangerous limits

A new air quality study in Edmonton is showing that our pollution levels are getting way out of hand. The latest report from Alberta Environment shows that pollutants that effect your lungs and heart, are spiking at level that exceed … Continue reading

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