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Smoky skies bulletin is back for the B.C. Interior

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August 14, 2017 - 10:40 AM

After rescinding the smoky skies advisory due to a change in the weather on the weekend, Environment Canada has reissued the advisory as wildfire smoke creeps back into the B.C. Interior today.

A special air quality statement issued a big chunk of the Interior today, Aug. 14, including the South Thompson, Nicola, Shuswap and Okanagan.

Like the advisory in place for the past several weeks, the new smoky skies bulletin recommends you avoid strenuous outdoor activities and anyone with cardiovasular issues, children and the elderly are more susceptible to the smoke than others.

Environment Canada says some possible symptoms include shortness of breath, throat irritation, coughing or headaches. To lower the risk of potential side-effects find a place that is cool and well ventilated. If your home isn't ventilated you should try to find somewhere to go that is, like a public library.

For more information on the special weather statement, go to the Environment Canada website.

Learn more about the  Air Quality Health Index here.

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