Air Quality Nightmares

Poor air quality caught up to Kamloops and area residents in the past week with the postponement of Overlanders Day by the North Shore Business Improvement Association in addition to the Kamloops Broncos BC Jr. Football game last weekend.

Overlanders Day has been rescheduled for September 23rd from 10am-3pm at McDonald Park.

The Broncos game against the Westshore Rebels will now be held September 15th in Victoria when the teams will play a four-pointer to close out their season series but the cancellation of their August 17th game handed the Broncos a financial setback by the loss of the gate. The Rebels who had already made the trip to the interior dropped between 5,000 to 7,000 dollars.

Air quality in the province is being monitored on virtually an hourly basis and fluctuates depending on which way the air is circulating. The thick blanket which eased off after the cancellations of the events has the possibility of returning intermittently over the next week which could affect air travel due to the wildfires. Residents are advised to monitor their situations accordingly.

Wildfire smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances.

It is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health.

Updates can be accessed online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories.

For general information about wildfire smoke and your health, contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 (toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

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