Alerts for: Okanagan Valley
12:59 PM PDT Wednesday 28 September 2022
Special air quality statement in effect for:
- South Okanagan
The BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has issued or maintained air quality advisories on September 28, 2022, for:
B.C. North Peace River includes the City of Fort St John and all communities along Hwy 97 extending from Farmington to Pink Mountain; Hwy 29 including Moberly Lake, Hudson's Hope; also includes Rolla, Clayhurst and Goodlow.
Fraser Canyon (South) Trans Canada Hwy 1 from Lytton to Choate.
Kootenay Lake includes Creston and Kaslo.
Nicola Includes Merritt, Strump Lake, Pennask Lake, and Brookmere.
Similkameen includes Princeton.
South Okanagan includes Penticton, Summerland, Naramata, Keremeos, Oliver and Osoyoos.
These regions are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours.
The next bulletin update will be available September 29, 2022.
The bulletin can be accessed online at:
If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gases which includes many chemicals that can harm your health. For more details, please consult www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-quality-health-index/wildfire-smoke.html.
For more information on current air quality, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment
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