694  
WOCN20 CWVR 150612  
SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT  
FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AND THE B.C. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT  
AT 10:12 P.M. PST THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017.  
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SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT FOR:  
COMOX VALLEY.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  
 
THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH ISLAND HEALTH HAS  
CONTINUED AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FOR COURTENAY BECAUSE OF HIGH  
CONCENTRATIONS OF FINE PARTICULATES THAT ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST  
UNTIL WEATHER CONDITIONS CHANGE.  
 
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 REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE COMOX VALLEY  
WITHIN 15 KILOMETRES OF COURTENAY CITY HALL UNTIL THURSDAY DECEMBER  
14TH. 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.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CURRENT AIR QUALITY, SEE:  
WWW.BCAIRQUALITY.CA.  
 
VISIT WWW.AIRHEALTH.CA FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO REDUCE YOUR HEALTH  
RISK AND YOUR PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TO POLLUTION LEVELS, AS WELL AS  
FOR CURRENT AND FORECAST AQHI VALUES.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PSPC  
 
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