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Wild FIRE Season

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Forest Fire Update – August 16th, 2018

Wildfire & Air Quality Update

The entire province of BC is on State of Emergency due to the Wildfires, they expect the State of Emergency to last 2 weeks. 3400 fire fighters and 200 Canadian forces are at work to keep our communities safe. Currently Seabird is in NO immediate danger from the nearby fire!

Due to the 560 fires in BC and fires down south there is an Air Quality Advisory throughout BC. This morning we are at a “level 5 – Moderate health risk”. However this risk number does climb during the day. By 4 p.m. yesterday it climbed to 10+ – very high health risk. “Level 7-10 is time to consider reduce or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors”. “10+ Reschedule strenuous activities outdoors”.

Fine particulate matter, airborne solid or liquid droplets with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less can easily penetrate indoors because of its small size. As we are in the summer season with warm temperatures, it is also important to stay cool and hydrated. Indoor spaces with air conditioning may offer relief from both heat and air pollution. We recommend you use air conditioners and air purifiers cleaning the filters often to help reduce the poor air quality in your homes.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. Smoky air is harder for your lungs to get oxygen.

Common Symptoms include: eye irritation, runny nose, sore throat, mild cough, wheezy breathing and headaches.

Severe Symptoms include: shortness of breath, severe cough, dizziness, chest pain, or heart palpitations.

Call HealthLink BC 811 for advice, talk to your health care provider or visit a walk-in clinic.

Air quality index level: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/readings/eastern-fraser-valley-aqhi.xml

https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=14b8af2c83a848e4&hl=en&source=sos

https://bc.lung.ca/news/latest-news/wildfires-what-you-should-know

 

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The Seabird Island Band exists to promote a healthier, self-sufficient, self-governing, unified and educated community. We believe that a healthy community is one that has achieved physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural balance.

We work towards building a community where communal pride and respect are based on family values and respect for other people’s values, views and ideas. We want to co-exist with other communities and governments while exerting our right to be a self-governing nation.

We promote full employment, the development of our local economy, and improved housing conditions. We want our community to be a safe and prosperous place for our people. We aim at achieving a good standard of living for all our Band Members.

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This vision of the future of Seabird Island was created in 2002 through the combined effort of Chief & Council and the Directors. Every year we revisit our vision to help us create strategic plans and work plans for the year.

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