Wildfire smoke causes cancellations for Harbour Air service

Wildfire smoke causes cancellations for Harbour Air service

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Wildfire smoke is causing another day of travel problems for Harbour Air passengers.

A number of morning flights have been either cancelled or delayed to and from Vancouver Island.

The company’s website advises delays for most flights going through the Nanaimo Harbour terminal.

Flights are affected for passengers going through Victoria Harbour, with cancellations and delays.

On Monday, Harbour Air cancelled all outgoing flights from its Victoria terminal because of low visibility from smoke.

Harbour Air announced Tuesday that flights to and from Comox are cancelled because of low visibility.

Helijet says its flights are not affected from the wildfire smoke Tuesday.

Much of the province is under a thick haze of smoke because of the estimated 550 wildfires currently burning.

All of Vancouver Island remains under an air quality advisory.

The air quality health index Tuesday morning shows a “very high risk” for Victoria, Saanich, West Shore, Nanaimo, Parksville and Duncan.

The reading is high risk for the Comox Valley.



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