The only place in B.C. unaffected by wildfire smoke since 2017 according to provincial data is Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of 150 islands off the North Coast of B.C. known for its beautiful landscapes, wildlife, heritage and rain.

That only one small region in B.C. has been spared from wildfire smoke, which can create hazy, irritating and, at times, unhealthy conditions for residents, shows how pervasive the problem is.

Barry Pages, the mayor of Masset, says residents consider themselves lucky but know that could change.

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