air quality

Martin Kruus, education coordinator with Scout Island Nature Centre, set up many PurpleAir monitors in the community. (Erin Hitchcock photo)

PurpleAir monitors show poor air quality in Williams Lake

Several monitors were installed in various areas of the city last fall

  • Mar 26, 2022

 

Concentrations of small particulate matter have significantly decreased in Quesnel leading to the end of an air quality advisory on Wednesday, Nov 3. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Air quality advisory ended for Quesnel

The advisory was in effect due to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter

 

Pinnacle Renewable in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Atlantic Power, Pinnacle Renewable, Scout Island collaborate on air quality monitoring

PurpleAir monitors will be placed in 20 different locations in Williams Lake

 

The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo

Industry fighting back against B.C. woodstove bans

Clean-air advocates not sold on industry data about new stoves

The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo
Buildings in West Vancouver, B.C., are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Heavy smoke and poor air quality have been caused due to the wildfires burning south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Air quality improves slightly in B.C. from U.S. wildfires

Canada Post has resumed delivery in some parts of the province

Buildings in West Vancouver, B.C., are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Heavy smoke and poor air quality have been caused due to the wildfires burning south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Smoky skies have caused a 25 per cent increase in inhaler prescriptions across B.C. (Photo by Ana Maria Dacol/Creative Commons)

B.C. sees 25% jump in inhaler use from wildfire smoke

Weekly increases saw thousands of people with breathing problems reach for their puffers during air quality advisories

Smoky skies have caused a 25 per cent increase in inhaler prescriptions across B.C. (Photo by Ana Maria Dacol/Creative Commons)