Air quality advisories have been issued for Vernon and Lavington.
The Ministry of Environment says it’s due to high concentrations of fine particulates, caused by wood smoke (wood stoves and/or open burning), and emissions from industry and vehicles.
Meteorologist Graham Veale says the conditions are expected to continue until there is a change in the weather.
“Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted,” says Veale.
“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.”
Real-time air quality information from Lavington and other B.C. communities can be found at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.