METRO Vancouver Regional District announced on Thursday that it has ended the fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone Air Quality Advisory that has been in effect since June 7. Air quality has improved due to favourable winds and cooler temperatures.
Given that two out-of-control wildfires continue to burn near Harrison Lake, there is potential for smoke to return and contribute to hazy conditions in parts of the region.
In the coming days, air quality may again be impacted by wildfire smoke and additional air quality advisories may be needed.
Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region as winds, temperatures, and wildfire behaviour changes.
Air Quality Advisory has ended for:
* Metro Vancouver – Northeast
* Metro Vancouver – Southeast
* Central Fraser Valley
* Eastern Fraser Valley
Metro Vancouver works in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fraser Valley Regional District and BC 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 airmap.ca and https://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/