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Smoke gets in their eyes: British Colombia wildfires to impact air quality for rest of August

Environment Canada's index also shows considerable improvement for some communities.

As wildfires continue to burn across the province, Environment Canada’s index shows while some communities continue to suffer from poor air quality, others have improved considerably due to the smoke moving east.

The air quality is poorest in the communities of Quesnel and Williams Lake, both assessed at 7 and 8 out of 10 respectively on the air quality index or “high risk” as of Thursday at 11 a.m. PT. The entire Okanagan region, Prince George and Castlegar have been assessed as “moderate risk.”

Several other municipalities are under low to moderate risk including Kamloops, parts of Metro Vancouver and the eastern Fraser Valley.

> Read entire article Air quality ‘high risk’ for parts of B.C. due to wildfire | CBC News

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