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Alerts for: Bissett - Victoria Beach - Nopiming Prov. Park - Pine Falls


2:46 PM CDT Friday 23 July 2021
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Bissett
  • Manigotagan Black River Res. and Hollow Water Res.
  • Nopiming Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Alexander incl. Powerview-Pine Falls
  • R.M. of Victoria Beach

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring.

Forest fires in east-central Manitoba continue to cause poor air quality for communities near and downwind of fires. Conditions may improve somewhat today in the wake of a cold front. But poor air quality will persist in the area for the foreseeable future.

Due to the smoky conditions, individuals living in or travelling to the above noted areas are advised to be aware of potential health concerns that can be associated with current air conditions. In these current conditions, even healthy individuals may experience sore eyes, tears, coughing and a runny nose.

In areas affected by smoke from wildland fires, Manitobans are encouraged to:
- limit outdoor activity and/or strenuous physical activity; if breathing becomes difficult or uncomfortable, stop or reduce the activity
- reduce exposure to smoke by staying indoors or moving to areas with cleaner air, as conditions can vary dramatically by area
- turn off furnaces and air-conditioning units that may draw smoke indoors
- keep indoor air cleaner by avoiding smoking or burning other materials

People at higher risk include young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with heart or lung conditions (particularly asthma), and therefore should avoid as much exposure to smoke as possible.

Manitobans with health questions or concerns can contact their health-care provider or call Health Links - Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257. More information on the health effects of smoke is available at

If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gasses which includes many chemicals that can harm your health. For more details, please consult

Visit for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Issued by Environment Canada and Manitoba Health


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