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Weather Alerts
For
Bulkley Valley and The Lakes

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SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT:
BULKLEY VALLEY AND THE LAKES   (bc10)

Updated: 5:13 AM PDT Sunday 10 March 2019
Areas Affected: Bulkley Valley and The Lakes - northwest including Smithers
 
Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring.

Air Quality Advisory Continued for Houston.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Northern Health has continued an Air Quality Advisory for Houston because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter. This advisory is in effect until further notice.

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.

For the duration of this advisory the use of woodstoves is prohibited within the District of Houston, unless the woodstove is the only source of heat in a dwelling. Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air

Exposure to air pollution is particularly a concern for children, the elderly, and those who have underlying medical conditions such as lung or heart disease.

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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