METRO Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region. Fine particulate matter concentrations continue to be very variable as wildfire smoke remains in the region and surrounding areas.
The air quality advisory due to elevated levels of ground-level ozone is continued for the Fraser Valley and is now in place for eastern parts of Metro Vancouver.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous activities until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce exposure to air contaminants. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.
Metro Vancouver works in cooperation with Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley Regional District and B.C. Ministry of Environment to look after air quality.