B.C. mom distributes air quality monitors after 9-year-old’s asthma death during wildfires – CTV

April 25, 2024

Nine-year-old Carter Vigh was having a great day last July 11, visiting a waterpark, enjoying a picnic lunch and playing soccer with other kids at a day camp run by his mother, Amber Vigh.

At the time, wildfires were raging throughout parts of British Columbia and so Amber checked the air quality index on a weather app that morning to make sure it was safe for Carter – who had asthma – to play outside.

The air quality reading was OK, said Vigh, who lives in 100 Mile House in central British Columbia, but she didn’t know that the reading wasn’t local. The closest air quality monitoring station was in Williams Lake, nearly 100 km away.

When wildfire smoke rolled into 100 Mile House that afternoon, she got all of the kids, including Carter, inside.

Read more: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-mom-distributes-air-quality-monitors-after-9-year-old-s-asthma-death-during-wildfires-1.6861406

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