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at 21:05 on July 13, 2014, EDT.

Metro Vancouver issues air quality advisory for Lower Mainland region

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - The political body and service provider overseeing the Greater Vancouver regional district's 24 local authorities has issued an air quality advisory.

Metro Vancouver is warning people high amounts of ground-level pollutants are expected to persist for days.

The agency is asking people to avoid strenuous outdoor activities during mid-afternoon.

Infants, the elderly and those with lung conditions or heart disease are especially vulnerable.

The advisory is expected to remain until the weather changes.

Environment Canada says temperatures record-high temperatures are expected in the south coast of B.C. this weekend.

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