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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Smoky Skies Bulletin August 9, 2017

10 Aug, 2017

SMOKY SKIES BULLETIN FOR BC INTERIOR AND NORTH COAST (August 09, 2017 12:00 MDT – Cranbrook) The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has issued a Smoky Skies Bulletin for: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes, Boundary, Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Northwest (including Smithers), Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Southwest (including Burns Lake), Cariboo North, Cariboo South, Chilcotin, East Columbia, East Kootenay, Elk Valley, Fraser Canyon, Kinbasket, Kootenay Lake, Nicola, North Coast – Coastal Sections, North Coast – Inland Sections, North Columbia, North Thompson, Okanagan, Prince George, Shuswap, Similkameen, Slocan Lake, South Thompson, West Columbia, West Kootenay, Williston, Yellowhead, and Yoho Park – Kootenay Park. Smoke concentrations will […]

High Particulates in Golden’s Air from Wildfire Smoke July 28 to August 3, 2017

10 Aug, 2017

Wildfires in the region continue to create very poor air quality conditions in the Golden area. Fine particulates measured at the Golden Hospital have been well above objectives. Last week levels were more than double acceptable limits on several days. The provincial Ministry of Environment and Interior Health has issued a “Smoky Skies Bulletin” for most of southern BC. This advises residents to avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways contact your health care provider. Exposure to fine particulates is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have […]

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