Environment Canada updated its air quality advisory which has ended only for the west region of Vancouver Island.
The statement was revised early Tuesday afternoon, with all other regions of Vancouver Island still under the advisory because of wildfire smoke that continues to impact the province.
In its statement, Environment Canada says wildfire smoke is a natural part of the environment but adds “it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health.”
Vancouver Island first came under the smoky skies bulletin Sunday from B.C.’s environment ministry because of local and far away wildfires, including smoke from Asia drifting here.
Officials advise you to stay inside if you experience breathing issues and find an indoor place that is cool and ventilated.
A heat warning is still in effect for inland and east Vancouver Island, but Environment Canada expects that to come to an end Tuesday night.