air quality

Until there is precipitation or some form of dust suppression, the advisory is expected to stay in place. (Claire Palmer photo)

Air Quality advisory issued for Golden, East Columbia

There have been multiple dust advisories already this year

 

Street sweeping crews have been out all week cleaning up road debris. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dust advisory continues in Vernon

Airborne particulate matter has increased in Kelowna too

 

Dust advisory continues in Vernon. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Second dust advisory of 2022 for Vernon

Airborne particulate matter nearly triple that of Kelowna

 

Smoky skies obscure the mountains downtown Golden as wildfires raged across the province this past summer. Last week, Golden had some of the worst air quality in the province once again, which can be attributed in part to wood stoves, says the Golden and District Air Quality Committee. 
(Claire Palmer photo)

Golden and District Air Quality Committee calls for bylaw

Golden compares poorly to similar communities in terms of air quality

Smoky skies obscure the mountains downtown Golden as wildfires raged across the province this past summer. Last week, Golden had some of the worst air quality in the province once again, which can be attributed in part to wood stoves, says the Golden and District Air Quality Committee. 
(Claire Palmer photo)
Wildfire smoke covers Grand Forks on Sept. 14, 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks, Castlegar had highest soot levels in B.C. in 2020

The cities topped the list for fine particulate matter in the B.C. Lung Association’s latest State of the Air report

Wildfire smoke covers Grand Forks on Sept. 14, 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Okanagan Similkameen

Be aware of heavy smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours

Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Smoke hangs over the air in Creston. The West Kootenay was ranked as having Canada’s worst air quality on Monday. Photo: Kelsey Yates

West Kootenay has Canada’s worst air quality

Trail, Nelson and Castlegar’s air is clogged by wildfire smoke

Smoke hangs over the air in Creston. The West Kootenay was ranked as having Canada’s worst air quality on Monday. Photo: Kelsey Yates
A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Virus cleaning pilot set for Unisus School in Summerland

Summerland-based lighting company to install technology at private school

A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
An air quality advisory continues in Vernon March 4 due to high levels of dust in the air from winter traction material. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dust still hasn’t settled in Vernon, starting to rise in Kelowna

Air quality advisory will last until the next rainfall or until enough street sweeping work is done

An air quality advisory continues in Vernon March 4 due to high levels of dust in the air from winter traction material. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Dust settles in North Okanagan

Air quality improves, but still worse than Kelowna

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Feb. 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

First dust advisory of 2021 stirred up in Vernon

Air quality impacted by road dust, impacting those with respiratory conditions, including COVID

A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Feb. 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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
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)