The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Authorities says smoke from B.C. wildfires is expected to cloud Vancouver Island

  • Print

VANCOUVER - Winds are blowing smoke from large B.C. wildfires in the interior towards the central coast and northern Vancouver Island.

The Ministry of Forests is expecting fumes to cloud skies in the area for several days after the Wildfire Management Branch received word of heavy smoke from callers on Friday.

Smoke may dissipate overnight, but is expected to reform during the day.

The ministry says the material is drifting past the Pemberton and Bella Coola Valleys and into coastal inlets and rivers.

Authorities are urging people to contact their local healthcare providers if they are concerned the smoke could affect their health .

Ninety firefighters from Alberta and Ontario are expected to arrive in B.C. this weekend to help battle the province's 162 wildfires.

The Wildfire Management Branch says the help is needed so crews fighting the blazes can get time to rest and has said this has been the busiest fire season in years.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Jets Bogosian-Little-Ladd

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • July 1, 2012 - 120701  -   Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • A goose cools off Thursday in water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think the Scottish independence referendum will have an effect in Canada?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google