When we get smoke days like this I like to remind people, in the #Edmonton area, that we have a network of air monitoring stations. You can check the data on how bad it is outside.
In Edmonton: https://capitalairshed.ca/
In Ft. Saskatchewan: https://fortair.org/
These will tell you the air quality index, but also break down *why* (in this case because of pm2.5s)
You can also look at the smoke forecast https://firesmoke.ca/ to see where the smoke is coming from and when it may clear
You mean there's a difference between what the affluent readers of a lifestyle magazine think is desirable compared to what the broader population wants? Shocking!
I just put the Christmas tree out to the curb and was happy to see it go.
Though it was beautiful to the end and gave one last blast of pine sent while clinging to the door frames as I dragged it out like a bouncer tossing out that guy who had too many cups of holiday cheer.
In Edmonton the trees are collected, mulched and composted.