Pollution and Air Quality

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

 

Photos from 2018 show camping debris abandoned in the Similkameen riverbed, in the Keremeos area. (Supplied - Village of Keremeos)                                 Photos from 2018 show camping debris abandoned in the Similkameen riverbed, in the Keremeos area. (Supplied - Village of Keremeos)

‘Keep the rivers clean’: South Okanagan municipalities speak out against pollution

Recent hot weather has brought many to the riverside and into the backcountry to cool off