air quality

The hillsides aren't visible due to heavy smoke in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Smoke continues to pollute Okanagan air quality

Haze continues to blanket the valley

 

The Battleship Mountain wildfire burning near Hudson’s Hope, as seen Sept. 10. The town, as well as surrounding areas in the Peace River Regional District, have since been evacuated. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Much of B.C. under air quality advisory as wildfires force evacuations, spread smoke

Evacuation orders in effect around Hudson’s Hope and Hope

 

The sun rises over Mt. Shasta and homes destroyed by the Mill Fire on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in Weed, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Noah Berger

Environment Canada ends air quality advisories for southeastern B.C.

Advisories attributed to wildfires burning locally and south of the border in Washington and Idaho

 

Smoky skies captured in Kelowna Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Ease and Flow Yoga/Facebook)

Smoke advisory issued for Okanagan, most of B.C. Interior

Smoke covering the Okanagan is from fires in Washington and Oregon as well as local fires

Smoky skies captured in Kelowna Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Ease and Flow Yoga/Facebook)
(BC Wildfire)

Special air quality statement in place for the Okanagan

Smoky conditions are expected to last for 24-48 hours

(BC Wildfire)
Street sweeping crews have been out all week cleaning up road debris. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dust advisory continues in Vernon

Airborne particulate matter has increased in Kelowna too

Street sweeping crews have been out all week cleaning up road debris. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A dust advisory has been lifted in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)

Air quality advisory lifted as dust settles in Vernon

Changing meteorological conditions have improved air quality across the region, environment ministry says

A dust advisory has been lifted in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)
A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Thursday, Feb. 17. (Morning Star - file photo)

Dust advisory issued for Vernon

High numbers of coarse particulate matter are expected to persist until there is precipitation, dust suppression

A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Thursday, Feb. 17. (Morning Star - file photo)
Fire at building on Highway 97. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

Air quality advisory for Kelowna following large structure fire

Environment Canada has issued an air quality advisory for Kelowna

Fire at building on Highway 97. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)
Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Okanagan Similkameen

Be aware of heavy smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours

Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Virus cleaning pilot set for Unisus School in Summerland

Summerland-based lighting company to install technology at private school

A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
High levels of dust due to winter traction material on dry road surfaces has promoted an advisory in Vernon, which was continued Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Road dust worsens in Vernon

An air quality advisory remains in effect for the area

High levels of dust due to winter traction material on dry road surfaces has promoted an advisory in Vernon, which was continued Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Utility work will be done on Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna until Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Highway work starts between Vernon and Kelowna

Drivers asked to slow down and watch for lane closures, low-flying helicopters

Utility work will be done on Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna until Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area March 13, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Road dust advisory lifted in Vernon

The air quality advisory was lifted Saturday, despite particulate matter being above provincial target

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area March 13, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Dust advisory lifted in Vernon

Changing meteorological conditions have improved regional air quality

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
An air quality advisory continues in Vernon March 4 due to high levels of dust in the air from winter traction material. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dust still hasn’t settled in Vernon, starting to rise in Kelowna

Air quality advisory will last until the next rainfall or until enough street sweeping work is done

An air quality advisory continues in Vernon March 4 due to high levels of dust in the air from winter traction material. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Dust settles in North Okanagan

Air quality improves, but still worse than Kelowna

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Dust settles in Vernon

Air quality improves, but still worse than Kelowna

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Feb. 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

First dust advisory of 2021 continues in Vernon

Air quality impacted by road dust, impacting those with respiratory conditions, including COVID

A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Feb. 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)