August 1, 2017 - The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health, has issued a Smoky Skies Bulletin.
The current weather pattern over the BC coast is causing outflow winds to carry smoke from wildfires burning in the BC Interior towards the coast. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change.
Consider avoiding strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider: difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
This Bulletin will remain in effect until further notice.
Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/cont…/environment/air-land-water/air