An air quality advisory has been issued for Inland Vancouver Island, warning some to stay indoors.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Island Health say there are high concentrations of fine particulate matter — typically caused by wood burning.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions are warned to postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Officials say the air quality is particularly a concern for pregnant women and infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
They say it is expected to persist until weather conditions change. Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces is able to help reduce fine particulate exposure.
More details can be found here.