Alerts for: Bulkley Valley and The Lakes


2:12 PM PST Wednesday 25 November 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Bulkley Valley and The Lakes - northwest including Smithers

Air quality advisory over Smithers.

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health Authority has issued an air quality advisory for Smithers. High concentrations of fine particulates pm2.5, are developing under the current high pressure system. Wood smoke is being trapped under the cold air inversion.

Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Staying indoors with windows and doors closed helps to reduce exposure.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.

Issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment and, if applicable, Metro Vancouver


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