Last week in Golden the fine particulate levels in the air were extremely high over several days. Smoke from wildfires in BC and the US contributed to the very poor air quality. The cumulative health effects of exposure to these very poor air quality conditions can be serious. Please avoid strenuous outdoor activity until the air clears up.
SMOKY SKIES BULLETIN AMENDED REGIONS ADDED: FRASER CANYON, KINBASKET, NORTH COLUMBIA, PRINCE GEORGE, YELLOWHEAD (September 05, 2017 13:00 MDT – Penticton) The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Sunday September 03 due to changing smoke conditions. Areas […]
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, […]
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 […]
The street sweepers are now out in action trying to keep on top of road dust production. The rain this past week has helped too. However particulate levels are still high, especially on the busier main roads. Please slow down as this prevents the dust from kicking up so much. Everyone can help out by cleaning up driveways and business […]