Air quality advisory lifted for Comox Valley
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Health Authority has ended the air quality advisory for Courtenay/Comox/Cumberland due to improving air quality that has resulted from a cleansing weather system that moved through the area overnight and this morning.
Open burning may now be conducted without a permit or approval from the Ministry of Environment provided that the activity complies with the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, Environmental Management Act, and with any restrictions imposed by other agencies (e.g. municipal burning bylaws).
For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.
Pollutant concentrations and the associated health risk are now lower due to changing weather conditions.
The Environment Canada venting index can be obtained by calling 1-88-281-2992 seven days a week. Please note that the ventilation indices drop to poor after sunset.
— Ministry of Environment