Smokanagan - again

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I recall that in the aftermath of 2003, people were emphasizing the loss of all the memory items that could not be packed into cars. Baby stuff, that special dress on their first date, grannie's dinnerwear passed down through generations, and all kinds of stuff like that.

It was special original artwork, landscaping, professional clothing for work - all kinds of examples.

Sure the house structure could be rebuilt and was often upsized.
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Queen K wrote:I recall that in the aftermath of 2003, people were emphasizing the loss of all the memory items that could not be packed into cars. Baby stuff, that special dress on their first date, grannie's dinnerwear passed down through generations, and all kinds of stuff like that.

It was special original artwork, landscaping, professional clothing for work - all kinds of examples.

Sure the house structure could be rebuilt and was often upsized.


Exactly, the buildings/houses can be replaced. It's the items that are irreplaceable that is the hardest point to get past, shoulda.... coulda & woulda
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Just returned from Peachland.

Big winds, lots of smoke just being blown around, big waves coming up on shore, a smatter of rain and then it was gone.
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Same here. Big wind, big bang, power out. Ten drops of rain. Temp falling like a stone .

The good news is, here, it is comfortable to be on my deck for first time in days.

But, wonder about Shambala folk. Has anyone heard if winds blew fire away or to, all the celebrants. Last I knew they were on evac alert.
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viewtopic.php?f=117&t=73977

I started a Kootenay thread for that. :D
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And just like that, it's back. I wonder about the geniuses at Environment Canada in Kelowna. They still have our AQHI at a 2, but I can see the smoke between my house and the one across the street and the woodsmoke smell is strong here. Our local readings have seemed low to me all through this smoke season, which makes me wonder where they're taking their measurements. It's either a lot clearer where they are or someone from the Chamber of Commerce has their finger on the scale. Either way, it's a shame because what's the point of even having those readings if they're inaccurate and so useless to the people who need them most?
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Catri wrote:And just like that, it's back. I wonder about the geniuses at Environment Canada in Kelowna. They still have our AQHI at a 2, but I can see the smoke between my house and the one across the street and the woodsmoke smell is strong here. Our local readings have seemed low to me all through this smoke season, which makes me wonder where they're taking their measurements. It's either a lot clearer where they are or someone from the Chamber of Commerce has their finger on the scale. Either way, it's a shame because what's the point of even having those readings if they're inaccurate and so useless to the people who need them most?


Just imagine how much less smoke there would be if there was harsher punishments for all the human caused fires. Slaps on the wrist for all of them and they will be back next year causing more fires. Huge fines and time spent behind bars should have been what they got. Instead they got small fines and zero jail time which is typical. Criminals never learn their lesson because their punishments are never given properly.
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BigBearBruno wrote:Just imagine how much less smoke there would be if there was harsher punishments for all the human caused fires. Slaps on the wrist for all of them and they will be back next year causing more fires. Huge fines and time spent behind bars should have been what they got. Instead they got small fines and zero jail time which is typical. Criminals never learn their lesson because their punishments are never given properly.


That always sounds great in theory, but not as practical or effective as you'd like to think. Turns out less than half of the wildfires in BC are human started too so it seems like there are always going to be fires.
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Holy Moly, someone open the damper !
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Moved*
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This was discussed over in this thread, Bruno: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=73473&start=75
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Catri wrote:This was discussed over in this thread, Bruno: http://forums.castanet.net/viewtopic.ph ... 3&start=75


Thanks dude! :up:
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Not sure if this has been posted previously.

http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/ru ... 017081508/
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Smokey up there huh.. On the east coast of the island at the moment, south of Ladysmith, woke up to brilliant sunshine, no smoke...yet, and 40Km+ visibility. I can see a whitish haze towards the mainland though.
The rain we had lasted about 3 hours and then gone. Only one fire on the rock I believe, up neat Port McNeil.

Pack the bags and come to the rock for fresh air....
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Yup. Smoke worst in a few days right now. What would be fitting is that the donkey butts at EC cancel the air quality advisory. That would be so funny. Oh wait....
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