Not All of Manitoba Enjoys Crystal Clear Skies

By: plapman , 1:39 PM GMT on August 21, 2013

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Today will start sunny then change to a mix of sun and cloud this morning. The wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. Today's high will be26C(79F).
Tonight will be clear with a northwest wind at 20 km/h that will become light late this evening as temps fall to 11C(52F).
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From the photo I posted last night you can see how smog free we are here on the prairie.
I once worked near Flin Flon in northern Manitoba where there is a copper/zinc mine as well as a refinery to extract the metals from the ore. Clear air was not common there. A huge chimney constantly bleached out smoke. I was there for 3 weeks and there were numerous days with air quality advisories. For miles downwind of the chimney you could see the effects of the chimney smoke as dead vegetation.
I have to apologize to the Hudson's Bay Mining and Smelting company for giving such a bad report but that's what I saw while staying there.

Flin Flon Chimney

Photo by Chris Howey Imaging

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3. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:39 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
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2. Alleyoops
4:51 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Tony, man through his greed continues to destroy the environment, whether it be land, sea or air. They live for the Mighty dollar which they worship than life itself. When you can't breathe anymore from polluted air, can drink any more because of a polluted and foul water supply and the land refuses to yield crops that will feed us, will that mighty dollar save us then. I doubt it.
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1. masshysteria
3:45 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Good Morning, Tony!

It appears that we're all now paying a very steep price from the decades long pollution that has emanated from various mining, manufacturing or other pollutant-spewing plants world-wide. China has now become the worst offender and I can't help but wonder how all of this has contributed to the increasingly erratic or extreme weather experienced throughout the world. Hope we haven't already reached the point of no return, as there's no way to replace the dissolved arctic sea glaciers, reduce swollen sea levels or fully recover from the negative impact it's obviously had on our climate, weather conditions and health as a whole.

In the meantime, hope you and yours remain well, safe and are able to enjoy these last few weeks of summer without incident!
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