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iN PHOTOS: The smoky haze in Kelowna from U.S. wildfires

Okanagan Lake and the William R. Bennett bridge as seen from City Park in Kelowna, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.
September 17, 2020 - 11:28 AM

Wildfire smoke from south of the border continues to hang over the southern Interior causing postal delays and air quality warnings.

It's hoped a change in the weather coming this weekend will be enough to scour the smoke out of the region.

The Sails in downtown Kelowna.
The Sails in downtown Kelowna.

Air quality warnings remain in effect for the region.

If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gasses which includes many chemicals that can harm your health, according to Environment Canada.

Check out the Government of Canada's website here for tips on how to stay safe with the smoke.

A smoky screen hangs behind the Dolphins statue in Kelowna.
A smoky screen hangs behind the Dolphins statue in Kelowna.

Kelowna's Tourism Centre
Kelowna's Tourism Centre

City Park Kelowna.
City Park Kelowna.

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