2019 has seen the driest spring on record for some Alberta communities

Environment Canada confirmed on Wednesday that 2019 has been the driest spring on record in several parts of Alberta. The dry conditions have fuelled wildfires, and made fighting them difficult too. Spring 2019 was the driest on record for Edmonton,…

More smoky skies bulletins released for northern, eastern B.C. due to Alberta wildfires

Another round of smoky skies bulletins has been released for parts of B.C. as wildfires in Alberta continue to burn. Roughly 10,000 people have been forced from their homes as three major fires threaten communities in the north of the…

No end in sight for Alberta’s raging wildfires

At least 11,000 Albertans have been forced from their homes as wildfires continue to rage across the northern part of the province. There are currently 24 active wildfires burning in the province; eight of them are out of control. As…

Special air quality statements issued in Edmonton, much of Alberta due to wildfire smoke

People across much of Alberta woke up to grey skies and a strong burning smell in the air as smoke from northern wildfires drifted south overnight. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements from the Edmonton region to the northern…

Thick, fog-like wildfire smoke cloaking northern Alberta on Wednesday

People waking up across northern Alberta on Wednesday morning might have been forgiven for looking outside and thinking it was a foggy day, were it not for the overwhelming smell of burning trees. Heavy smoke reduced visibility and vehicles were…

Alberta wildfire haze reaches Metro Vancouver as smoke season comes early

Smoke from Alberta’s out-of-control wildfires has reached B.C.’s largest urban centre. Global B.C. meteorologist Mark Madryga said satellite imagery shows the haze began rolling into the Metro Vancouver area on Monday and thickened on Tuesday. READ MORE: Much of northern…

Much of northern B.C. under air quality advisories due to Alberta wildfires

Drifting smoke from out of control wildfires in Alberta has prompted Environment Canada to issue smoky skies bulletins for 10 regions of the B.C. northern interior. About 5,000 people remain evacuated from their homes due to Alberta’s out-of-control High Level…