Environment Canada has issued an Air Quality Advisory due to widespread smoke from long-range transport expected across the southern portion of B.C. with slow clearing along the southwest coast.
The Smoky Skies Bulletin includes a map showing areas of BC likely to be impacted, which include the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. The bulletin provides tips for managing during smoky conditions, including how to reduce smoke exposure during smoky conditions:
During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour by hour. Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment but it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health.
People with pre-existing health conditions, respiratory infections such as COVID-19, older adults, pregnant women and infants, children, and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure.
Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control for additional information about wildfire smoke and health.