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How smoke from B.C. wildfires affects this industry

August 24, 2018 Beth Leighton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Winemakers can only hope the scent of smoke that’s in the air across British Columbia from wildfires won’t swirl in the glass once this year’s vintages have been bottled. Smoke-shrouded grapes can give an ashy, bitter flavour to

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Smoke from forest fires forces general evacuation of Pelican Narrows, Sask.

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. – A general evacuation has been ordered for a northeastern Saskatchewan community because of smoke and road closures caused by wildfires. The Saskatchewan government says emergency social services is preparing to receive an additional 1,100 people from

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WASAGAMACK, Man. – Forest fires are prompting the evacuation of some 3,700 people from three First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The fires are closest to the Wasagamack First Nation, some 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and all 2,000 residents

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Smoke from fires in northwestern Ontario prompts evacuation of First Nation members

August 15, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

Smoke from a growing number of forest fires in northwestern Ontario has prompted the evacuation of community members from a First Nation in the region. Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says members of the Nibinamik First Nation

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B.C. tourism businesses feeling effects of wildfires, reporting cancellations

August 10, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Tourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires in British Columbia and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector. Maya Lange of Destination BC, the province’s tourism planning

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Unrelenting heat, wind and lightning keeping firefighters, homeowners anxious in B.C.

July 28, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hot, dry conditions, gusty winds and a chance of lightning are expected to keep wildfire crews in British Columbia watchful this weekend. The BC Wildfire Service said its weather forecasters have issued a wind warning for the

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Large fire destroys lone grocery store in small, central New Brunswick town

June 5, 2017 The Canadian Press

MINTO, N.B. – A large fire that produced plumes of smoke that could be seen several kilometres away has destroyed a New Brunswick community’s only grocery store. RCMP Cpl. Kevin Jones said the Foodland on Main Street in Minto burned

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Buildings evacuated after massive fire breaks out in midtown Toronto

February 15, 2017 Liam Casey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Firefighters continued to pour water on a massive and “hazardous” blaze in midtown Toronto early Wednesday, several hours after the fire began and forced the evacuation of surrounding buildings. Division Cmdr. Len Stadler said the fire at The

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Wildfires, smoke shroud southern end of Appalachian Trail

November 11, 2016 Jeff Martin - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – All but a few of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the South, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens of communities in the Appalachian foothills. High

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Returning Fort McMurray residents finding smelly refrigerators, dandelion lawns

June 1, 2016 Chris Purdy and Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Residents returning to their homes in Fort McMurray are tackling stinking refrigerators and grass grown tall and infested with dandelions as the fire-scarred city slowly springs back to life. A steady stream of traffic is moving

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‘Raging’ fire at Newfoundland fish plant forces evacuation, guts town’s economy

April 11, 2016 Sue Bailey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

BAY DE VERDE, N.L. – A small Newfoundland town declared a state of emergency Monday after a massive fire swept through a fish plant, dealing a devastating economic blow that will be felt as far away as Thailand. Gerard Murphy,