Seclusion Bay, BCFirefighters have been fighting forest fires in the interior of British Columbia for some time now and as of Thursday, our province has experienced a deterioration of air quality due to thick smoke. People within the affected regions of BC, including some of the Okanagan area, have been evacuated.
Here, in Edmonton, individuals with respiratory problems have been advised to stay indoors with windows closed. The remaining population has been told to avoid strenuous exercise outdoors during these conditions. Even Southern Alberta is beginning to feel the affects of the smoke. I was told as of today, Coaldale and Lethbridge can see the heavy veil of smoke hanging in the air. Hopefully the air mass will improve this weekend.