Special Air Quality Statement from Environment Canada

Nass Valley residents have no doubt noticed the hazy skies in recent days and further watched on the news that the smoke is travelling from wildfires south of the border. 

Environment Canada has issued the following ’Special Air Quality Statement’ which is currently in effect for the North Coast - Inland Sections that includes the Nass Valley: 

From: https://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc9#1580587611034655782...


1:09 AM PDT Friday 18 September 2020
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • North Coast - inland including Kitimat
  • North Coast - inland including Terrace

Smoky Skies Bulletin - September 17, 2020

Regions of BC are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 hours.

Smoke originating from wildfires in the United States will continue to transport over the southern half of the province. Impacts in the south will be greater in magnitude than the north. Risk for intermittent smoke in the Skeena region and central coast increases today. Air quality is expected to begin to improve for all regions over the weekend.

The next bulletin update will be available September 18, 2020.

The bulletin and map can be accessed online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-qu...

If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gasses which includes many chemicals that can harm your health. For more details, please consult www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-quality-health-....

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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