Squamish air quality has improved, though conditions continue to be monitored

Update: (Friday, April 17, 7 a.m.)

Air quality in Squamish has improved this morning. As a result, the Shelter-in-Place alert has been lifted at this time for all neighbourhoods. 

Residents should be aware that conditions could change however. As fire crews continue to battle the blaze, air quality could change throughout the day due to variables such as wind, heat and fire fighting efforts. Provincial officials will continue to monitor the air quality and we will advise here if a Shelter-in-Place alert needs to be reinstated. 

School District 48 has announced that schools will be open. Students will be kept in doors all day, and the School District will update throughout the day as necessary.

Brennan Park Recreation Centre will be open today as usual. As a safety precaution, any outdoor programming running today by Recreation Services will take place inside. Field users and other outdoor bookings should check with their organization directly to determine if their activity will go ahead.

Stay tuned to Squamish.ca and the District's Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on the #SquamishFire throughout the day today. 


April 17, 2015

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  • District of Squamish Communications Apr 17, 2015, 5:17 PM (6 years ago)

    We have been in touch with Helping Hands. They have a couple of different resources available to them in such a situation to help provide emergency shelter.

  • lisa prothero Apr 17, 2015, 8:31 AM (6 years ago)

    Im wondering with the expectation of the air quality going back up to a level four what is in place for homeless people? Is there additional safe places for them to go as helping hands and the shelter only can take so many?

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