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8 August 2023 / CBC / Taylor Holmes

Wildfire smoke, climate change affecting N.W.T. berry pickers and their harvest

Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada

Cathy Pope, a berry picker from Norman Wells, N.W.T., said there has been an abundance of blueberries this year, and that she's "never seen it like this." Despite the ample availability of fruit, thick wildfire smoke — some of the worst in the country, at times — has made it hard for Pope to go out and pick.

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