(Vancouver) Environment Canada says air quality advisories targeting most of British Columbia as of last week are expected to spread to Alberta as a result of smoke from wildfires emanating from the United States.
Posted September 14, 2020 at 11:36 AM
The Canadian Press
Air quality advisories have been issued for four areas of southwest Alberta along the Rockies, but the weather agency says warnings are likely to increase before smoke leaves that county on Monday evening. .
Relief won’t come so soon for residents of British Columbia, where the air quality index says smoky conditions will improve only slightly on Tuesday.
The index uses a scale from one to ten to rank the risk of stagnant or smoky air and currently places the risk at ten or higher for the entire county, excluding part of the north.
A dense misty haze envelops many cities, from Victoria and Vancouver in the east to Kelowna, Kamloops and the Kootenay region, turning the day into a hazy, smoky twilight.
The smoke comes from hundreds of wildfires in Washington, Oregon and California, which have devastated entire communities and killed at least 35 people.