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Smoke here to stay

Postby Cactusflower » Jul 26th, 2018, 4:41 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/232396 ... re-to-stay

Oh, for those exhausted fire-fighters' sake, and for those who have been forced to become 'shut-ins' due to poor air quality........send in those converted 737s and put these things out once and for all. I'd much rather the government spent my tax dollars on water bombers than some of the less important stuff they spend my money on.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Glacier » Jul 26th, 2018, 4:59 pm

The majority of the smoke is coming from a fire in Cathedral Park, and is being allowed to burn naturally because fire is important to the ecosystem.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Cactusflower » Jul 26th, 2018, 5:33 pm

Glacier wrote:The majority of the smoke is coming from a fire in Cathedral Park, and is being allowed to burn naturally because fire is important to the ecosystem.


No, it isn't. Not where I live anyway. Do you not watch Global Okanagan news?
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby GordonH » Jul 26th, 2018, 5:54 pm

AC was completely serviced before the smoke arrived, so I'm all set for the new normal.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Walking Wounded » Jul 26th, 2018, 6:05 pm

Cactusflower wrote:
No, it isn't. Not where I live anyway. Do you not watch Global Okanagan news?

From your link,

BC Wildfire Service incident commander Glen Burgess said the smoke in the Valley isn’t from wildfires burning here, but it is likely to stick around.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby dogspoiler » Jul 26th, 2018, 6:15 pm

The smoke seems to cut down the temp. and uv.
It makes me thirsty 4 or 5 pints more than usual per day
Might scare away some tourists.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Walking Wounded » Jul 26th, 2018, 6:46 pm

What was it, a week ago we had that lightning storm that started all the fires in the area. Now they are either out or under control. Personally I think forestry did a good job in a bad situation, but some people just need to complain about things beyond anyone’s control, like smoke from other fires.

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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Snman » Jul 26th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Cactusflower wrote:
Glacier wrote:The majority of the smoke is coming from a fire in Cathedral Park, and is being allowed to burn naturally because fire is important to the ecosystem.


No, it isn't. Not where I live anyway. Do you not watch Global Okanagan news?



From YOUR LINK.... BC Wildfire Service incident commander Glen Burgess said the smoke in the Valley isn’t from wildfires burning here, but it is likely to stick around.

So where is it coming from, according to almighty Global Okanagan News? Further, never mind 737s. If you are too old and sick for fire smoke then get lost, go to some smokeless location, like the Pacific.

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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Fancy » Jul 26th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Cactusflower wrote:No, it isn't. Not where I live anyway. Do you not watch Global Okanagan news?

I did and this is what they said:

Smoke filling into the Okanagan Thursday is being reported by the BC Wildfire Service as being from fires in Greece, Finland and Siberia.


https://globalnews.ca/news/4355365/extr ... -okanagan/
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby brentville » Jul 26th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Fancy wrote:
Cactusflower wrote:No, it isn't. Not where I live anyway. Do you not watch Global Okanagan news?

I did and this is what they said:

Smoke filling into the Okanagan Thursday is being reported by the BC Wildfire Service as being from fires in Greece, Finland and Siberia.


https://globalnews.ca/news/4355365/extr ... -okanagan/


Yes and dust from the moon too...lmao

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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby MCB » Jul 26th, 2018, 10:58 pm

Vanderhoof is equally smokey and we only have two fires...
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Fancy » Jul 27th, 2018, 4:16 am

brentville wrote:Yes and dust from the moon too...lmao

It's happened before going the other way too.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby mikest2 » Jul 27th, 2018, 4:57 am

Cactusflower wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/232396/Smoke-here-to-stay

Oh, for those exhausted fire-fighters' sake, and for those who have been forced to become 'shut-ins' due to poor air quality........send in those converted 737s and put these things out once and for all. I'd much rather the government spent my tax dollars on water bombers than some of the less important stuff they spend my money on.


The 737's are not ready yet, should be in August
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Fancy » Jul 27th, 2018, 4:58 am

Global said this morning the smoke is also from the Manitoba and Ontario fires.
It's called long range transport.
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Re: Smoke here to stay

Postby Fancy » Jul 27th, 2018, 5:11 am

brentville wrote:Yes and dust from the moon too...lmao


I'm not sure why you and prairieflower find it funny.

Smoke from Siberian Fires Reaches Canada


https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/godd ... hes-canada
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