METRO Vancouver on Saturday ended the ground-level ozone air quality advisory for eastern Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District that has been in effect since July 30. Air quality has improved due to cooler weather and cloud moving in over the region.
Metro Vancouver continues to monitor conditions associated with wildfire smoke from fires burning in the interior of B.C. and Washington. Wildfire smoke models are forecasting that smoke from these fires may reach parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District on Saturday or Sunday. Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region as winds and temperatures change, and as wildfire behaviour changes.
Metro Vancouver works in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fraser Valley Regional District and B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to look after air quality.
Information about real-time air quality readings for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities and potential health impacts can be found at www.airmap.ca and www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/