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Why Thunder Bay is an oasis of clean air amid apocalyptic scenes of wildfire smoke across Canada, U.S.

Jun 09, 2023 10:22AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: It's nothing but blue skies in Thunder Bay, with a clear view of the northwestern Ontario city's iconic Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior. A meteorologist with Environment Canada says clean air from the Great Lakes is one reason for the wildfire smoke reprieve. (Marc Doucette/CBC)

By Alex Brockman - CBC News - June 9, 2023

According to modelling from Fire Smoke Canada, the Thunder Bay region is one of only a handful of areas across Canada not affected by smoke in some way. 

"You're pulling in air from the lakes, you're pulling in clean air, you're not getting that smokey air that southern Ontario is seeing right now," she said. "The question becomes where are the fires and what is your wind direction?" 

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