Air Quality Advisory Cancelled
August 30, 2017
The air quality advisory that was issued yesterday for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver has now been cancelled. The advisory was due to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter throughout most of the region from wildfires in the United States and for elevated concentrations of ground level ozone in eastern parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Air quality throughout the region has now improved as a result of a change in the weather pattern.
Note that forest fires in areas outside our region remain active. If smoke from these fires causes air quality to deteriorate again, another air quality advisory may be initiated.
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 www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.
For more information, contact:
Sarah Lusk, Senior Media Relations Strategist, Media Relations
604-451-6697 (office), 604-318-5073 (cell).