air quality

Street sweeping crews have been out all week cleaning up road debris. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dust advisory continues in Vernon

Airborne particulate matter has increased in Kelowna too

 

A dust advisory has been lifted in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)

Air quality advisory lifted as dust settles in Vernon

Changing meteorological conditions have improved air quality across the region, environment ministry says

 

A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Thursday, Feb. 17. (Morning Star - file photo)

Dust advisory issued for Vernon

High numbers of coarse particulate matter are expected to persist until there is precipitation, dust suppression

 

Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.

Ash and smoke is hard on machines, too. Inspect before you restart!

Furnace checks and other home maintenance tips for DIYers this fall

  • Aug 23, 2021
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.
Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Okanagan Similkameen

Be aware of heavy smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours

Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.

Ice on the A/C is a sign of stress! Here’s what homeowners need to know

In unrelenting heat and smoke, watch for these signs that your air conditioner is struggling

  • Jul 26, 2021
Ted Fox Jr. says it’s normal for your A/C to run 24/7 in this kind of heat, but if you notice ice build-up on the machine, call a technician. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-793-4569.
A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Virus cleaning pilot set for Unisus School in Summerland

Summerland-based lighting company to install technology at private school

A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
High levels of dust due to winter traction material on dry road surfaces has promoted an advisory in Vernon, which was continued Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Road dust worsens in Vernon

An air quality advisory remains in effect for the area

High levels of dust due to winter traction material on dry road surfaces has promoted an advisory in Vernon, which was continued Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Utility work will be done on Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna until Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Highway work starts between Vernon and Kelowna

Drivers asked to slow down and watch for lane closures, low-flying helicopters

Utility work will be done on Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna until Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area March 13, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Road dust advisory lifted in Vernon

The air quality advisory was lifted Saturday, despite particulate matter being above provincial target

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area March 13, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon March 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Dust advisory returns in Vernon

Vernon’s air quality has once again exceeded the provincial target for particulate matter

A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon March 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Dust advisory lifted in Vernon

Changing meteorological conditions have improved regional air quality

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
An air quality advisory continues in Vernon March 4 due to high levels of dust in the air from winter traction material. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dust still hasn’t settled in Vernon, starting to rise in Kelowna

Air quality advisory will last until the next rainfall or until enough street sweeping work is done

An air quality advisory continues in Vernon March 4 due to high levels of dust in the air from winter traction material. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo

Industry fighting back against B.C. woodstove bans

Clean-air advocates not sold on industry data about new stoves

The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo
Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Dust settles in Vernon

Air quality improves, but still worse than Kelowna

Vernon residents can breathe a little easier now that a dust advisory has ended in the area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Feb. 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

First dust advisory of 2021 continues in Vernon

Air quality impacted by road dust, impacting those with respiratory conditions, including COVID

A dust advisory has been issued in Vernon Feb. 9, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Ted Fox Jr. and his family have lived in Vernon for six generations. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-7639-4569.

Breathe easy! Improve air quality for a healthier home

It’s not just about clearing particles and microbes — good air filtration helps your furnace too

  • Oct 26, 2020
Ted Fox Jr. and his family have lived in Vernon for six generations. For plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical jobs, give Fox a call at 1-833-7639-4569.
Visibility in Vernon was improved on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 as smoke from U.S. wildfires begins to dissipate in the Okanagan Valley. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Smoky skies clearing throughout B.C. Interior

Environment Canada expects “widespread” improvement for all affected areas by Sunday

Visibility in Vernon was improved on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 as smoke from U.S. wildfires begins to dissipate in the Okanagan Valley. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Buildings in West Vancouver, B.C., are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Heavy smoke and poor air quality have been caused due to the wildfires burning south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Air quality improves slightly in B.C. from U.S. wildfires

Canada Post has resumed delivery in some parts of the province

Buildings in West Vancouver, B.C., are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Heavy smoke and poor air quality have been caused due to the wildfires burning south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Small campfires are not included in the regional ban on open burning, but local regulations and bylaws must be followed. (File photo)

Small campfires allowed in Vernon, as long as bylaw is followed

Small campfires do not fall under local and regional bans on open burning

Small campfires are not included in the regional ban on open burning, but local regulations and bylaws must be followed. (File photo)