Air quality advisory for OR extended through Thursday

Local Health Official: Worst Air Quality In The World Can Be Deadly; Check Air Quality Map Here

Local Health Official: Worst Air Quality In The World Can Be Deadly; Check Air Quality Map Here

Air quality wasn't expected to decrease appreciably as the smoke blows over, said Chang - with index forecasts as of Monday hovering between 2 and 3 until the end of Tuesday.

Air quality in a number of cities from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays has been among the worst in the world, on and off, since Friday.

Lowry says that although the smoke is visible in Cochrane, the good news is that it isn't affecting our air quality at the moment, and shouldn't be a deterrent from spending time outdoors.

The index uses a scale of one to 10 to rank risk from stagnant or smoky air.

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Wildfire smoke lingering over much of B.C. has led Canada Post to cancel Kamloops delivery Monday (Sept. 14).

The Department of Environmental Quality and the National Weather Service on Monday extended an air quality alert for western OR and southwest Washington through noon Thursday because of the hazardous air quality.

"Air quality is expected to gradually improve for most regions (Monday) evening and overnight as higher smoke concentrations move southward", reads the statement.

The running coach at Rackets and Runners completed a 15-kilometre run on Saturday with about 15 other people. She says they're concerned about the small particles in that grey smokey air, that can sneak past the human body's defense system like nasal hairs, and get deeper into the lungs.

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