Air Quality Advisory Issued for Lavington and Open Burning Restrictions in Effect

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Lavington due to 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 area within 15 kilometres of the Lavington Fire Hall for a period of 2 days. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.

For more information on burning restrictions, see the section below entitled ‘Mandatory Emission Reduction Actions.’

More information on current air quality can be found at:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.