Alerts for: East Vancouver Island

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11:23 AM PST Monday 11 December 2017
Fog advisory in effect for:

  • East Vancouver Island - Courtenay to Campbell River
  • East Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay

Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring.

Dense fog has developed this morning over Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Comox, Courtenay and Campbell River.

Near zero visibilities will occur in fog in these communities making travel hazardous.

The dense fog will persist this afternoon and this evening before lifting overnight.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

9:55 AM PST Monday 11 December 2017
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Comox Valley

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring.

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Island Health has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Courtenay because of high concentrations of fine particulates that are expected to persist until weather conditions change.

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.

Open burning restrictions are now in effect for the Comox Valley within 15 kilometres of Courtenay City Hall for a period of 3 days. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.

For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.

For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.

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

 

9:47 AM PST Monday 11 December 2017
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Nanaimo/Parksville

Stagnant winter weather conditions are creating elevated pollution levels.

(December 11, 2017 - Duncan, B.C.) The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Island Health has issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Cowichan Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulates that are expected to persist until weather conditions change.
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.
Open burning restrictions are now in effect for the Cowichan Valley within 15 kilometres of Duncan City Hall for a period of 3 days. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.
For more information on burning restrictions, see the section below entitled 'Mandatory Emission Reduction Actions.' For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.

For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.

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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