Pollution and Air Quality

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

 

The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Southern B.C. Interior cities have worst air quality in Canada

Ten cities from the Okanagan, Columbia and central Kootenays ranked one through 10

 

A helicopter with a water bucket flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Advice for a five-day episode doesn’t work when you’re talking about an entire potential season

 

Victor Okunev said decaying infrastructure from the Bell Corr Project is polluting Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
A wrecked dock with styrofoam supports, formerly used by the Bell Corr Project, sits derelict on the shores of Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

Paddler wants government run lake fertilization program to clean up act

Bell Corr Project have been operating on Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake since early 90s

Victor Okunev said decaying infrastructure from the Bell Corr Project is polluting Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
A wrecked dock with styrofoam supports, formerly used by the Bell Corr Project, sits derelict on the shores of Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Searing heat and humidity leads to air quality alert

The high concentrations of ozone are expected to continue today, and maybe longer

The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)