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Updated: Air-quality health warning lifted for Duncan and vicinity

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Overnight and continued rain has scrubbed health warnings and burning bans in a 15-kilometre zone around Duncan, provincial agents said Wednesday.

The environment ministry and Island Health ended their air-quality advisory that was in effect Monday and Tuesday.

Open burning may now be done without a permit, or ministry approval, if the fire follows the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, Environment Management Act, and any local (municipal, regional) restrictions, the ministry's release reads.

For more, visit bcairquality.ca, or call Earle Plain, provincial air-quality meteorologist, at (250) 751-3171.

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