air quality

Air quality will go from low risk to moderate risk across the Lower Mainland in the next 48 hours but nothing like the terrible smoke created by climate wildfires last month. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality across the Lower Mainland could worsen slightly

AQ health index could see ‘low risk’ gravitate into ‘moderate risk’ from Vancouver to Hope

 

The air quality advisory, which had been in effect since Sept. 8, was finally cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 19. The past week there has been poor visibility due to the smoke. This is looking southeast on the overpass at 152nd Street and Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Air quality advisory ends for the Lower Mainland

It had been in effect since Sept. 8

 

Buildings in West Vancouver, B.C., are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Heavy smoke and poor air quality have been caused due to the wildfires burning south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Air quality improves slightly in B.C. from U.S. wildfires

Canada Post has resumed delivery in some parts of the province

 

Geese fly over a smoke-covered field. Wildfires have blanketed much of southern B.C. in smoke as air quality issues abound (Contributed Photo/Sarah McNeil).

UFV study zeroes in on impact wildfires are having on exercise and well being

When the air quality is poor people are advised to reduce physical activity but do they?

Geese fly over a smoke-covered field. Wildfires have blanketed much of southern B.C. in smoke as air quality issues abound (Contributed Photo/Sarah McNeil).
Surrey school district’s office. (File photo)

Wildfire smoke shifts plans for Surrey schools on Monday

‘Our school district has been closely monitoring the situation,’ school district says

Surrey school district’s office. (File photo)
Most of Southern B.C. including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Boundary residents woke up to somewhat smoky skies Tuesday, Sept. 8 and provincial officials warned the smoke could last 24-48 hours. (Wendy MacLean/Facebook)

Smoky skies and air quality concerns impact the Lower Mainland for a second day

Exposure is a big concern for people with underlying conditions like lung and heart conditions

Most of Southern B.C. including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Boundary residents woke up to somewhat smoky skies Tuesday, Sept. 8 and provincial officials warned the smoke could last 24-48 hours. (Wendy MacLean/Facebook)
Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)

Smoky Skies Alert issued for southern B.C. due to fires in Washington

Forecasting model illustrates drifting smoke hundreds of miles from fires

Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)
An air-quality permit issued for Ebco Metal Finishing LP’s galvanizing plant, at 18699 25 Ave. in South Surrey, has been a source of concern for area residents. (File photo)

‘More probable sources’ of neighbours’ ails than South Surrey galvanizing emissions: Metro Vancouver

Appellants maintain that 55 tonnes of contaminants over 15 years will have impact

An air-quality permit issued for Ebco Metal Finishing LP’s galvanizing plant, at 18699 25 Ave. in South Surrey, has been a source of concern for area residents. (File photo)
Terry McNeice (left) begins the appellants’ cross-examination of Metro Vancouver’s first witness, Dr. Katherine Preston Tuesday. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey galvanizing plant a ‘relatively small emitter’ in Metro Vancouver: witness

Air-quality data comparing Ebco’s emissions to other facilities contested by appellants, but allowed

Terry McNeice (left) begins the appellants’ cross-examination of Metro Vancouver’s first witness, Dr. Katherine Preston Tuesday. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Smoky skies have caused a 25 per cent increase in inhaler prescriptions across B.C. (Photo by Ana Maria Dacol/Creative Commons)

B.C. sees 25% jump in inhaler use from wildfire smoke

Weekly increases saw thousands of people with breathing problems reach for their puffers during air quality advisories

Smoky skies have caused a 25 per cent increase in inhaler prescriptions across B.C. (Photo by Ana Maria Dacol/Creative Commons)