Air Quality Advisories
|Southern Interior and Cariboo||Smoky Skies (PDF)||Updated||July 24, 2017|
Bulkley Valley Lakes District (eastern border)
|Smoky Skies (PDF)||Ended||July 24, 2017|
|Valemount and Surrounding Area||Smoky Skies (PDF)||Ended||July 24, 2017|
Advisories are updated during regular business hours. Outside business hours, visit Environment Canada's Public Weather Alerts for BC.
About Air Quality Advisories
An air quality advisory is issued when pollutant concentrations approach or exceed predetermined limits, or when degraded-air-quality episodes are expected to continue or worsen.
Advisories are issued in order to:
- inform about degraded air quality;
- address smoke from wildfires, and associated heat and water quality issues;
- help people make informed choices about reducing their exposure to elevated concentrations of air pollutants;
- affect emission reduction actions (such as a limit on industrial emissions and/or wood stove use); and
- provide vulnerable individuals and the general public with health advice developed by BC health agencies.