Smoke continues to linger in the region Wednesday morning. The B.C. Air quality report, based on Castlegar readings, showed this area currently has the highest health risk in the entire province with a rating of 10+. The forecast expects the quality to hit 7 on the scale Thursday, which is still rated high.                                Guy Bertrand photo

Smoke continues to linger in the region Wednesday morning. The B.C. Air quality report, based on Castlegar readings, showed this area currently has the highest health risk in the entire province with a rating of 10+. The forecast expects the quality to hit 7 on the scale Thursday, which is still rated high. Guy Bertrand photo

Smoke on the water

Based on the Castlegar readings, the region has the worst air quality in the province

Based on the Castlegar readings, the region has the worst air quality in the province