That’s a hashtag, right guys?
Earlier today I was at Breathe fitness working with Edmonton’s premier personal trainer Len Panchuk when, after a gruelling workout, I stepped outside for a breath of fresh air. Too bad that that’s not what I found. Instead, the unexpected blanket of smoke nearly made me barf on the Fringe goers feeling their way through the haze for mini-donuts and green onion cakes. It was pretty gross.
Things have gotten worse throughout the day and I barely made it across the street from my pad before my eyes and lungs begged me to go back indoors. I had planned to take a dramatic picture of downtown’s skyline from Oliver–a moody blend of silhouetted buildings amidst the warm glow of a markedly obscured sun–but I couldn’t see downtown. It’s nine blocks away and it’s completely indiscernible. The buildings across the street are barely discernible:
Given the volume of rain we’ve had in Edmonton I guess I was sort of in denial about the whole BC forest fires thing. In reading an article about the smoke over at the Edmonton Journal Online, I really liked this guys response to the situation:
Well played sir. That’s a petition I’d gladly sign and Envision wouldn’t even have to pay me to take part.