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October 27, 2017 4:02 pm

Smoky Skies Bulletin Continued

Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Northern and Interior Health Authorities, is the continuing the Smoky Skies Bulletin for Prince George and Vanderhoof due to smoke conditions.

The smoky skies bulletin, in fact, covers virtually the entire province of British Columbia, from the south coast to the Peace region and from the north coast to the Alberta border.  Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change.

You are advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activities.  If you have difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways contact your health care provider. Exposure is of particular concern for infants, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes.

Stay indoors if you have breathing difficulties.  Find a place indoors that is cool and ventilated.  Do not opens windows as you may let in more polluted air.  If you do not have air conditioning consider going to a place like a mall, library or recreation centre that is air conditioned.

This bulletin will remain in effect until further notice.


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