air quality

Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality takes a dive from Vancouver to Hope as smoke blows in

Air quality advisory in effect for 2nd day obscuring mountain views and making breathing difficult

 

Smoke was thick in the air on Aug. 12, 2021 in downtown Chilliwack as winds shifted. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Smoke and ozone levels lead to air quality advisory for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

Wildfire smokea ‘high health risk’ for those with respiratory or chronic conditions

 

Smoky skies were visible Aug. 1, 2021 in Chilliwack as the air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland continues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality advisory remains in place across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Drifting smoke is obscuring mountain views contributing to elevated fine PM

 

A view of Mt. Cheam looking east from Prest Road on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Wildfire smoke starting to drift across Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

With more than 200 wildfires reported across B.C. the smoke is travelling into the region

A view of Mt. Cheam looking east from Prest Road on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo

Industry fighting back against B.C. woodstove bans

Clean-air advocates not sold on industry data about new stoves

The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo
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

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)
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

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)
Cats are also prone to feline asthma, which can make matters worse for them combined with the current air quality conditions. (Colleen Flanagan-The News)

Maple Ridge veterinarian advises to keep pets indoors

Current air quality conditions are affecting pets in much the same way as humans,

Cats are also prone to feline asthma, which can make matters worse for them combined with the current air quality conditions. (Colleen Flanagan-The News)
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

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
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).
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)
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)