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Receive air quality alerts via text

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:51 PDT, Fri May 29, 2020

Air quality alerts throughout BC are now accessible via real-time text message.

Starting today, the air quality alert subscription service will provide live updates via text with details about existing or potentially dangerous conditions, thanks to data from 76 community-specific sites.

“Whether for COVID-19-related reasons, for wildfire smoke information or for pure curiosity, you can now reach no further than your pocket to find out about the air quality around you,” said Environment Minister George Heyman. “This subscription service is a helpful tool for all British Columbians, particularly for those with pre-existing or chronic health conditions, the elderly, pregnant women, those concerned about the health of their infants or small children, or those just looking to spend some time being active outside.”

Sign up for the mobile service on the Government of British Columbia’s air quality website to automatically receive air quality advisories and smoky skies bulletins, through text messages, email notifications or both.

For more information on the air quality subscription service and to subscribe to receive advisories, visit:

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