While most of B.C. and now a significant part of Alberta are under air quality advisories due to wildfire smoke from the United States, Terrace and the Northwest have avoided poor air quality so far.
Environment Canada shows the Air Quality Health Index for Terrace at 1, or lowest risk through the rest of today. The agency forcasts a maximum rating of 3 could be observed on Tuesday — still in the low risk category of the air quality scale.
The smoke comes from hundreds of wildfires burning in Washington state, Oregon and California, that have destroyed whole communities and killed at least 35 people.
Environment Canada lists local smoke in its Terrace forcast until Wednesday.
The index uses a scale of one to 10 to rank risk from stagnant or smoky air and currently lists the risk at 10-plus for all but the northern quarter of B.C.
On Sunday night, Terrace experinced a hazy bright-orange sunset. Farther south, a dense, fog-like haze shrouds many cities, from Victoria and Vancouver east to Kelowna, Kamloops and the Kootenay region, turning day into a misty, smoke-tainted twilight.
With files from The Canadian Press