A smoky skies bulletin that was issued for Vancouver Island earlier this week has ended.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, along with Island Health, said the bulletin has ended due to reduced smoke concentrations.
The bulletin was put out on Tuesday due to wildfire smoke from the B.C. Interior, Washington state and Oregon. East Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria, Inland Vancouver Island, North Vancouver Island, West Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands were all included in the smoky skies bulletin.
A special air quality statement from Environment Canada was still in effect for East Vancouver Island, Inland Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands, Greater Victoria and North Vancouver Island on Friday. The agency said smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility.