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This table shows a provincial summary of current Air Quality Health Index values and forecast maximums1

Location Current Observation Forecast Maximums
Tuesday Tuesday night Wednesday
Castlegar N/A 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Central Fraser Valley 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Central Okanagan 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Comox 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Courtenay 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Duncan 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Eastern Fraser Valley 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Kamloops 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Metro Vancouver - NE 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Metro Vancouver - NW 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Metro Vancouver - SE 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Metro Vancouver - SW 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Nanaimo/Parksville 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
North Okanagan 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Prince George 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Quesnel 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
South Okanagan 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Squamish 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Victoria/Saanich 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
WestShore 2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Whistler 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
Williams Lake 1
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk
2
Low Risk

1. Forecast issued at: 6:00 AM PDT Tuesday 23 September 2014

This table is a summary of air quality health messages by category.

Health Risk Air Quality Health Index Health Messages
At Risk Population* General Population
Low Risk 1 - 3 Enjoy your usual outdoor activities. Ideal air quality for outdoor activities.
Moderate Risk 4 - 6 Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you are experiencing symptoms. No need to modify your usual outdoor activities unless you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
High Risk 7 - 10 Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy. Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
Very High Risk Above
10
Avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also avoid outdoor physical exertion. Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

*Unsure if you are at risk? Consult this health guide to help you determine if you are at risk from air pollution. People with heart or breathing problems are at greater risk. Follow your doctor's usual advice about exercising and managing your condition.