Pollution and Air Quality

Xinguang Yang was staying with family in Willoughby and took photos of the sky. The smoky views have prompted concerns about pollution. (Xinguang Yang/Special to the Langley Advance)

LETTER: Grandparent in Langley casts an eye skyward

Wildfire smoke turned the sun orange, prompting a letter of concern

  • Aug 20, 2021

 

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

 

The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Southern B.C. Interior cities have worst air quality in Canada

Ten cities from the Okanagan, Columbia and central Kootenays ranked one through 10

 

A helicopter with a water bucket flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Advice for a five-day episode doesn’t work when you’re talking about an entire potential season

A helicopter with a water bucket flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Searing heat and humidity leads to air quality alert

The high concentrations of ozone are expected to continue today, and maybe longer

The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)
A passerby said the odour from a fuel oil spill that contaminated a fish-bearing stream near the Langley airport could be detected from 50 feet away (Stanley Brown/special to Langley Advance Times)

Diesel spill in Langley salmon-bearing streams came from hospital generator malfunction: report

Estimated 1,400 litres was discharged into drainage system; impact said to be ‘minimal’

A passerby said the odour from a fuel oil spill that contaminated a fish-bearing stream near the Langley airport could be detected from 50 feet away (Stanley Brown/special to Langley Advance Times)
A passerby said the odour from a fuel oil spill that contaminated a fish-bearing stream near the Langley airport could be detected from 50 feet away (Stanley Brown/special to Langley Advance Times)

Fuel oil contaminates Langley salmon-bearing stream

Source of Saturday leak near airport may be connected to Friday leak near LMH

A passerby said the odour from a fuel oil spill that contaminated a fish-bearing stream near the Langley airport could be detected from 50 feet away (Stanley Brown/special to Langley Advance Times)