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Extreme Heat

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Interior Health Info Bulletin - Air Quality Guidance

Communities across the Interior Health region are experiencing heavy impacts from wildfire smoke.

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Preparing for Extreme Fire Conditions

People are urged to be prepared for evacuations and follow all regional fire prohibitions.

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Interior Health Heat Warning Guidance

Environment Canada continues to adjust heat warnings in the Interior Health region due to daytime temperatures in the mid to high 30 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius. No extreme heat emergencies have been declared at this time. Please check the Environment Canada website for updates on heat warnings in your area. Interior Health is reminding people that elevated temperatures increase the risk of heat-related illnesses. The BC Centre for...

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Province urges - Plan ahead, be ready for wildfire risks this long weekend

Residents and travellers are strongly urged to plan ahead and remain vigilant this B.C. Day long weekend, with much of British Columbia experiencing elevated wildfire risk. Warm summer temperatures combined with drought conditions throughout the province are increasing the potential for wildfires. People should follow all fire bans and restrictions and be prepared for wildfires by having an emergency plan and staying informed as conditions change. Before travelling anywhere within the...

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B.C. working with partners to support agriculture producers

The Province is working in collaboration with partners in the agricultural community, as well as with other levels of government, to support B.C. farmers and ranchers as they face serious effects from wildfire and drought. “Supporting our agriculture producers is top of mind for me and I have been in touch and continue to speak with farmers and ranchers about the challenges they are facing,” said Pam Alexis, Minister of Agriculture and Food. “Our staff are in regular contact...

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Extreme Heat - The Project

The average temperature in the Township is predicted to increase over the next 30 years. Read more!

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Heat and Smoke - Resources

Heat and Smoke Resources to help you be prepared

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BC Helps Farmers Prepare for Extreme Weather

Farmers and ranchers are being supported with a new round of funding to help strengthen their resilience to wildfires, flooding and extreme heat, and mitigate future climate impacts.

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Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

As summer begins, it's important for us all to prepare for wildfire smoke. Wildfires produce thick smoke that can be a big source of poisonous air pollutants. This pollution contains gases and fine specks (not visible to the human eye) that enter our lungs and bloodstream, sometimes leading to serious health issues.   Smoke can carry hundreds or thousands of kilometres from the fire zone. There is no safe level of exposure for most of these pollutants. This means that smoke can damage...

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Small Fire Spotted on Silver Star Mountain

A small fire has been reported about a kilometer from the top of Silver Star Mountain above the McLeod Subdivision area. Conditions are currently very wet in this area and there is a lot of smoke showing however the fire itself remains small.  BC Wildfire is aware and a helicopter crew is inbound to respond.  Updates will be posted as they become available.  For more information about active Wildfires in BC you can refer to the BC Wildfire dashboard . Additional information on...

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