Canada Post suspends service in Metro Vancouver due to wildfire smoke

Local Health Official: Worst Air Quality In The World Can Be Deadly; Check Air Quality Map Here

On Sunday, the website World Air Quality ranked Vancouver as having the second worst air quality of any major city in the world, behindPortland.

Vancouver now has a rating of 196 on the USA air quality index (AQI), not far behind Portland, which has an index level of 218.

An employee with the Eugene VA reached out to KEZI 9 News by email and said that the building's smoke alarms went off early this morning, not because of a fire, but because of the sheer amount of smoke in the air outside.

The index uses a scale of one to 10 to rank risk from stagnant or smoky air and now lists the risk at 10-plus for all but the northern quarter of B.C.

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Meanwhile, Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday committed to ending a blockade of oil facilities, in place since January. The storm is disrupting oil production for the second time in less than a month after Hurricane Laura swept through the region.

Both incorporated and unincorporated Canyon and Ada counties have burn bans in place and woodstove/fireplace bans.

Environment Canada's air quality health index lists air quality at moderate to very high risk for many parts of southern B.C., meaning those with health issues should reduce outdoor activities. It has also blown towards four regions of southwestern Alberta along the Rockies, but the weather office said the smoke was likely to exit Alberta province Monday night.

The National Weather Service expects air quality to remain unhealthy at times through at least Thursday when a frontal system will spread showers across western Washington.

Elizabeth Thai said the smoke hasn't stopped her and other runners from hitting the streets of Vancouver. Keep the filtration system running to try and keep as much smoke out of the air as possible.

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