As we issue our inaugural edition of The Record, our hearts go out to the many thousands of people in British Columbia besieged by forest fires.
As smoke blocked out the skies above our city this summer, we wondered if our home itself, planet earth, was ill and suffering as well.
Clean, clear air is one of the blessings of life in Victoria, sorely missed in the middle weeks of August–and blissfully restored by winds from the strait, flowing across the Olympics.
We hope for the safety of our fellow-humans and other creatures caught in the midst of fire and smoke.
Let the rains fall.
For information on current wildfire activity in BC.
To contribute to the Red Cross for relief efforts, donations matched by the BC government.