Several parts of Vancouver Island and B.C. will remain without or with partial postal service on September 15.

In an update issued Tuesday, Canada Post announced that they would be continuing a suspension of delivery service for some parts of the province and do their best to deliver in other parts today due to ongoing wildfire smoke coverage and related advisories in the region.

For today, the postal service has issued two types of alerts for parts of southern B.C. and Vancouver Island: Red and Yellow.

A Red service alert means delivery is suspended altogether for the day and will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.

A Yellow service alert means Canada Post will do their best to deliver but there may be delays.

Areas with Red alerts include:

  • Castlegar
  • Cloverdale
  • Duncan
  • Ganges
  • Mayne Island
  • New Westminster
  • Okanagan Valley
  • Sooke
  • Trail
  • White Rock

Areas with Yellow alerts include:

  • Abbotsford
  • Campbell River
  • Courtenay
  • Cranbrook
  • Kamloops
  • Kimberly
  • Parts of Metro Vancouver
  • Nanaimo
  • Nelson
  • Parksville
  • Powell River
  • Surrey
  • Vernon
  • Greater Victoria area

As of the time of publication, special weather statements due to wildfire smoke remain in place for all of Vancouver Island and southern B.C.

The smoke has been wafting over from dozens of wildfires currently blazing all along the west coast of the United States.