News

Metro Vancouver drops air quality advisory

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - The political body and service provider that oversees the Greater Vancouver regional district's 24 local authorities has cancelled an air-quality advisory.

Metro Vancouver issued the advisory on Sunday, warning residents as far east as the Fraser Valley that high amounts of ground-level pollutants could be expected.

But the agency says temperatures have cooled, the concentration of pollutants is now lower, and as a result air quality has improved.

It says residents may still notice haze in some areas of the region.

Metro Vancouver says haze can occur even when the concentration of pollutants isn't high enough to issue an advisory.

Environment Canada is forecasting reduced temperatures and sun for the region over the coming days but cloud and even rain heading into the weekend.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Police seek machete-wielding attacker
 
UVic lights the menorah
 
Planned park-in on 72 Avenue cancelled
Food scraps to be banned from garbage cans Jan. 1
 
Steveston Lifeboat pulled from the Fraser River
 
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
Charges laid in fatal hit-and-run
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
Pride comes to Alberni