The Straight received the following bulletin from Metro Vancouver today (September 15). It is reprinted below in its entirety.
The Metro Vancouver Regional District has ended the fine particulate matter Air Quality Advisory that has been in effect since September 10. The advisory was first issued on September 10 for the entire Lower Fraser Valley, but cancelled for Metro Vancouver and the Central Fraser Valley on September 14, while remaining in place for the Eastern Fraser Valley. Air quality has now improved due to a change in weather that has brought cleaner air into the entire region and helped reduce wildfire activity.
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 www.airmap.ca and www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/readings/find-stations-map.html.