Heads up. Due to the high pressure and stagnant air, Environment Canada has just issued an Air Quality Advisory for Port Alberni.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Northern Health Authority and the Vancouver Island Health Authority, has issued an air quality advisory for Vanderhoof and Port Alberni due to the high concentrations of fine particulates, which are expected to persist until there is a change in current weather conditions.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air-conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine-particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
Open burning restrictions are now in effect for the Alberni Valley within 15 kilometres of the Port Alberni city hall for a period of three days. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.
For more information on current air quality, see WWW.BCAIRQUALITY.CA.