@MutoShack Thanks. My area is pretty good most years. I was IT guy for a forestry firm for many years and went out and 'kicked trees' a few times for sport. Had to evacuate before, but nowhere around here -- all down south (which vancouverites think of as 'way up north' ;-) Like kamloops or quesnel. My 'way up north' is like fairbanks, whitehorse or nunavut ;-) https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ef6f11c8c36b42c29e103f65dbcd7538&mobileBreakPoint=300 just starting our warmest month though...
@MutoShack I just thought, since you wrote that from Ontario, they must be really playing it up on the television or radio? I can't even smell any smoke. Your post was my first news that fire season had gotten going! :-)
Going by the interactive map, it does indeed look like there are some 'extra' fires this year so far, but none near me.
Alberta, actually! I haven't heard much in the news about it (I usually don't follow the news, maybe I should), but whenever I say "Jeez, it's pretty smokie out!" Someone would reply "Yeah, those BC fires are pretty crazy!"
I'd like to visit Yellowknife or other northern provinces, but then I think to myself "Total population of the bottom half of Canada - 35 million; Top half of Canada - Two dozen people", surely I'd be bored out of my mind up there 😅
@MutoShack 2 dozen is actually pretty close!
Now, Alberta did have its own 'interesting' fire a bit ago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Fort_McMurray_wildfire
You guys have the same kind of thing: http://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/status-map.aspx
You know what's cool? Ontario's electricity generation maps. http://www.ieso.ca/en/power-data/supply-overview/transmission-connected-generation http://www.ieso.ca/localContent/ontarioenergymap/index.html lots of them. BC has nothing like them.