Update: This advisory was cancelled on December 5, 2014.
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Island Health has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Courtenay/Comox/Cumberland because of high concentrations of fine particulates that are expected to persist until weather conditions change.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted.
Open burning of land clearing fires is restricted during the advisory. Cumberland residents are asked to avoid backyard recreational burning and the use of wood stoves and fireplaces unless the sole sources of residential heat.Search again