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Code Orange: Smoke from wildfire in Canada prompts air quality alerts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA - Smoke from a wildfire more than 600 miles away is impacting the Delaware Valley, bringing hazy conditions to the area and prompting air quality alerts. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, more than 16,000 people have been forced to evacuate as a wildfire burns. Authorities say the fire has burned more than 25,000 acres of land and damaged about 200 homes. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the wildfires in a tweet, calling the situation "incredibly serious." Despite being hundreds of miles away, smoke from the burning wildfires is impacting the Delaware Valley. A wildfire burning in Nova Scotia has led to code orange air quality alerts in several New Jersey and Pennsylvania counties.In Chester County, the West Chester Fire Department is warning about hazy smoke and a burning odor in the air. Officials say there is no immediate threat to the area, but code orange air quality alerts have been issued for several counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Sensitive groups like children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions should limit time outside due to the smoke particles in the air. The smoke from the fire will also cause hazy skies and a vibrant-colored sunrise and sunset, according to FOX 29's Sue Serio. FOX 29's Sue Serio has your Wednesday morning weather forecast.
200 homes or structures damaged, more in danger from devastating Halifax wildfire - globalnews.ca - Canada - county Centre - municipality Regional, county Halifax - county Halifax
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200 homes or structures damaged, more in danger from devastating Halifax wildfire
devastating wildfire burning near Halifax, which crews are continuing to work on Tuesday.In a statement Monday night, the municipality said a full assessment of the damage cannot yet be confirmed, and the estimated numbers are based on initial visual inspectors by first responders.The municipality said it is currently developing a plan to support affected residents “once detailed mapping is completed.”“It is anticipated that this process will take several days, or maybe longer, as the fires remain active,” it said, adding that representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada will be available to speak with affected residents at the evacuation centre at the Canada Games Centre.The blaze broke out Sunday afternoon in the Tantallon area, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax, and has since grown to about 788 hectares. Mandatory evacuation orders are in place in a number of neighbourhoods, impacting more than 16,400 residents.In an update Tuesday morning, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum said most of the 200 damaged structures were single-family homes, but they also included detached buildings like garages and sheds.“Our thoughts are with the residents affected by this terrible fire,” he said.Meldrum said the fire behaviour Monday night was “stable” due to favourable weather conditions and firefighters were able to make some progress.HRFE has 60 firefighters, six engines, 10 tankers and a number of other ancillary units at the scene, he said.
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Nova Scotia wildfires: Ottawa ready to assist as blaze burns near Halifax
Justin Trudeau said in a tweet Monday.“We’re keeping everyone affected in our thoughts, and we’re thanking those who are working hard to keep people safe.”The wildfire situation in Nova Scotia is incredibly serious – and we stand ready to provide any federal support and assistance needed. We’re keeping everyone affected in our thoughts, and we’re thanking those who are working hard to keep people safe.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 29, 2023A total of 13 active wildfires were burning in the province as of Monday morning.In the Halifax region, a local state of emergency has been declared because of the blaze that started Sunday afternoon in Tantallon.The exurban community is roughly a 30-minute drive northwest of downtown Halifax.Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said in a tweet Sunday that the federal government was following the wildfires in Nova Scotia “closely” and stands “ready to help if federal assistance is required.”“We have been in touch with Nova Scotia and our officials at the Government Operations Centre are engaging with provincial officials,” a spokesperson for Blair told Global News Monday.“Should the province request federal assistance, we will work with them to identify and mobilize the federal resources that meet the needs they outline.”In an update Monday morning, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum told reporters that the fire burning in the Tantallon and Hammonds Plains area is “ongoing and still not under control.”He said firefighters were called to the Westwood subdivision of Tantallon, around 3:30 p.m.
Sylvain Charlebois - Hurricanes Ian, Fiona could drive up grocery costs on these items in Canada - globalnews.ca - Usa - Canada - county Atlantic - county Halifax
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Hurricanes Ian, Fiona could drive up grocery costs on these items in Canada
Hurricanes Ian and Fiona could have grocers that source food from Atlantic Canada and the southern United States passing higher costs on to Canadian consumers, experts say, as some businesses on the east coast begin to rebuild their battered industries.Any disruption to supply chains, which have seen major improvements in shipping costs and reliability over the past six months, is thankfully expected to be brief.“The effects of things like hurricanes tend to be short-lived,” Fraser Johnson, professor of operations management at Ivey Business School, tells Global News.That could be cold comfort to Atlantic Canada’s fishing industry, which was devastated when Fiona, classified then as post-tropical storm, hit the east coast this past weekend.Entire harbours in Newfoundland’s Port aux Basques were washed off the coast as two-metre-high storm surges hit the shore and will need to be rebuilt. Others have seen fishing equipment and entire ships washed out to sea or beached on land.Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray said Thursday that it will take more time to assess the full extent of the damage to the fishing industry, but added she’s willing to work with fish harvesters across the region on requests for a season extension.Sylvain Charlebois, director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax, experienced the damaging winds and torrential rain from Fiona first hand, recalling in an interview with Global News how the storm hit in the middle of the night and left his home without power for five days.For residents in Atlantic provinces, lengthy power outages mean short shelf lives for food in fridges and freezers.
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‘Beyond excited’: Woman from Nova Scotia wins on Jeopardy!
Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Nova Scotian now living in Toronto, won $32,001 on Tuesday night’s episode — beating out the other two competitors.During the Double Jeopardy! round, Mattea got a question about Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers correct, and made a point of saying she “couldn’t get it wrong” because it was her home province.She returns Wednesday night to defend her title.Roach graduated from the Sacred Heart School of Halifax in 2015, and her family still lives in Halifax and Cape Breton. No takers on quiz show question on Prince Edward Island Roach took to Twitter to announce she would be on the show Tuesday.She tweeted she felt “incredibly supported” after her family living in Marion Bridge, N.S., posted a sign on their grocery store, wishing her good luck on the show.In what I can only call a display of “extreme Cape Breton behavior,” my mom’s cousin put this up at the grocery store he and my great aunt/uncle run in Marion Bridge – feeling so incredibly supported!! Two more days ✨ pic.twitter.com/bORqgiOuvp— Mattea Roach (@mattearoach) April 3, 2022Mattea’s mom Patti Mackinnon said she as excited for her daughter, with “a little bit of healthy anxiety.”MacKinnon said being on Jeopardy! wasn’t a long-time dream for Mattea, but it’s something she set her mind to during the pandemic.“What she was saying was that she really misses competing,” MacKinnon said.Roach used to compete in debate while in high school and university, “at quite a high level,” according to MacKinnon.“She’s very into knowledge.
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