The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Island Health have ended the Smoky Skies Bulletin for much for Vancouver Island following an improvement in air quality.
A large drop in particulate matter from Victoria to Campbell River pushing fresh ocean air and possible rain for tonight and tomorrow is all contributing to the development.
The bulletin is still in effect for Northern Vancouver Island as an active wildfire south of Port McNeil is still burning, estimated at 80 hectares in size according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.
The bulletin was lifted with a warning that the wildfire situation across B.C. is still unpredictable.
“It really does depend on mother nature, for sure. If we see this pattern that we saw over the last 10 days set up again, there is a chance that it comes back. Wildfire season isn’t over yet,” said Earle Plain, an Air Quality Meteorologist from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.