Ashy Wednesday: How the Smoke Lingering over Alberta Is Affecting Everything from Athletes to Songbirds

It’s not the end of the world. It just looks that way in Alberta.

Smoke from forest fires in British Columbia continues to roll into the Prairies, affecting everyone from infants to athletes — not to forget the wildlife.

Visibility in the capital region was very limited Wednesday morning as the sky turned a dark and dirty brown overnight from smoke and particulate matter. Street lights had not clicked off as of 8 am and drivers used their headlights on the way to work.