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« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2023, 05:28:06 PM »
I am glad he is safe. I still have not been able to reach friends in the area. 
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« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2023, 06:07:43 PM »
Kelowna, Yellowknife and Hay River.
Whats that, just under 100,000 people evacuated?
Wishing all those on the run good luck and may your survival skills keep you and yours safe!
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« Reply #102 on: August 18, 2023, 06:41:39 PM »
Kelowna, Yellowknife and Hay River.
Whats that, just under 100,000 people evacuated?
Wishing all those on the run good luck and may your survival skills keep you and yours safe!
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« Reply #103 on: August 18, 2023, 06:48:47 PM »
Yellowknife is 45,000 people according to CBC headline - in the summer much higher.
Add in Hay River, Fort Smith and others. 
A whole lot of Hercs left Winnipeg at 1:30 am today to airlift.
Regardless a lot of people in danger
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« Reply #104 on: August 18, 2023, 09:54:21 PM »
CBC should check their facts
Yellowknife population just over 20340 2021 Census

 
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« Reply #105 on: August 19, 2023, 04:04:28 AM »
Yeah, Yellowknife has been around 20,000 for years. The whole NW Territory up there is 45,605 and that is a vast area. Only 0.03987 persons/km for Population Density. Lots of no man's land. :D That don't include Yukon and Nunavut territories.
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« Reply #106 on: August 20, 2023, 08:40:33 AM »
My sons house has been saved by the Firefighters in Kelowna. The mcDougal fire surrounded his neighbourhood and this morning his house is okay!! 8)
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« Reply #107 on: August 20, 2023, 03:08:13 PM »
A friend was due to return from Vancouver Island today but his options are limited. The Kelowna airport is closed to allow the air tankers and helicopters to land, refuel and change crews. Highway 5 is open to Kamloops as far as I know but the TCH is closed east from there so the bus (if it is running) would have to go to Vernon then north to rejoin the highway at Salmon Arm. Those roads will be plugged with evacuees from the fire at Kelowna, it is a real mess. :'(
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« Reply #108 on: August 21, 2023, 01:14:30 AM »
Mother called one fellow in Kelowna out there that we know and they said the smoke is terrible where they are at. They are up hill from the lake and just sage brush grows near their place, the trees are further up the mountain. They are 1 mile from the airport I think. The older relatives around there are dead from age, and the younger folks we rarely hear from and pretty much strangers to me. A challenging place to live with few ways out.
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« Reply #109 on: August 21, 2023, 01:41:09 AM »
There was talk of us going to the plant fire in santa barbara county, between camarillo and bakersfield. But luckily the rains from the hurricane put a hurtn on the fire. 
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« Reply #110 on: August 21, 2023, 04:23:24 AM »
To top things off, it is being reported that some firefighting equipment is being stolen in the Shuswap region fire. The missing gear includes at least 15 sets of equipment, which each contain multiple pumps, hoses, and sprinklers, and an ATV. RCMP officers are patrolling the communities and have made arrests.
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« Reply #111 on: August 22, 2023, 04:01:08 PM »
That is low even for thieves >:( It makes a bad situation worse. A lightning strike started another fire in the neighboring towns watershed, a bomber and helicopters got on it quickly so we hope it is quickly contained. Everyone is on edge but the forecast is for light rain over the next couple of days then more heat.
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« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2023, 04:23:37 AM »
It seems CBC's initial characterization of fire equipment theft lacked some context of the situation. Residence are trying to help, but authorities want none of it. In the past, this kind of control mongering was unheard of.

'We've been abandoned': Why anger in the Shuswap is growing over B.C.'s wildfire fighting strategy | CBC News
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« Reply #113 on: August 23, 2023, 12:18:41 PM »
Sawguy, heres hoping that bit of forecasted rain gives the fire control folks a bit of time to throw up firebreaks where needed. Stay safe and be ready.
I cant imagine the level of frustration in that situation. If a fire was threatening my property, and there was unused fire fighting equipment located nearby, the temptation to use it would be undeniable.
 Too many fires, exhausted people and thin ranks of firefighters would indicate resources being stretched thin. Add in some idealistic, bureaucratic thinking and political nonsense = control mongering.
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A self-reliant person is not likely to stand by waiting for the government to rescue their lifes work. 

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« Reply #114 on: August 23, 2023, 11:04:42 PM »
Its not all negative.
Check out this photo essay:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-08-24/canada-worst-wildfire-season-foreign-correspondent/102748250 
(promise Ill figure out how to make a hyperlink next time)
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« Reply #115 on: August 25, 2023, 05:45:43 PM »
Its great to see so many wildland firefighters from around the world answering the call to help Canada. Truly a brotherhood and Im sure it will be reciprocated in time of need.
Thanks for posting that article @Andries 

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« Reply #116 on: August 26, 2023, 05:00:58 AM »
Andries that story brought back a few memories. Not that I was a smoke jumper, just did a few Rough Terrain Jumps. Put on a suit that makes you look like a Michelin tire man, and bail out the door. It does change your mind set when you realize that you're not going to be landing in a nice cleared drop zone but out in the bushes and trees. I always visualized a tree trying to stab me. Never happened to me or even come close. I have deep respect for those Smoke Jumpers, as they are going into some rough areas with minimal help, if any, when things go bad. 
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« Reply #117 on: September 02, 2023, 08:10:11 AM »
Andries, easy to make hyper link.
Go to the site, highlite it and copy the address.
Then go to the FF post page, it's the 8th one over on the bottom line. When you hover the mouse over it, it reads, Insert Hyberlink, click onto that. In the URL box paste the link, Canada is burning, then in the description box type what it is and press insert.
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« Reply #118 on: September 02, 2023, 09:28:42 AM »
Thank you cfarm - great tip!
Now I wont be that guy that causes the text on the Forum page to go super small. Hate when it forces me to zoom and scroll sos I can read the itty bitty letters the size of ant poop.
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« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2023, 11:03:05 AM »
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