Alerts for: Kamsack - Canora - Preeceville

Statements

11:38 PM CDT Thursday 16 August 2018
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • R.M. of Buchanan including Buchanan Amsterdam and Tadmore
  • R.M. of Clayton including Norquay Stenen and Swan Plain
  • R.M. of Cote including Kamsack Togo and Duck Mountain Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Good Lake including Canora and Good Spirit Lake Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Hazel Dell including Lintlaw and Hazel Dell
  • R.M. of Insinger including Theodore and Sheho
  • R.M. of Invermay including Invermay and Rama
  • R.M. of Keys including The Key Res.
  • R.M. of Livingston including Arran
  • R.M. of Preeceville including Preeceville and Sturgis
  • R.M. of Sliding Hills including Veregin Mikado and Hamton
  • R.M. of St Philips including Pelly and St Philips

Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.

Widespread smoke from forest fires over western Canada continues to produce poor air quality at times and reduced visibilities over much of southern Saskatchewan.

There was slight improvement in visibilities and AQHI values as a cold front moved through the province on Thursday. However, smoke continues to advect into the province from B.C. so expect hazy skies due to smoke aloft with intermittent periods of reduced visibilities in smoke and elevated AQHI values for the next few days.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Visit www.airhealth.ca 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.

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