Alerts for: Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian Head - Lumsden - Pilot Butte

Statements

4:28 PM CDT Wednesday 15 August 2018
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • R.M. of Abernethy including Balcarres and Abernethy
  • R.M. of Bratt's Lake including Wilcox Corinne and Estlin
  • R.M. of Cupar including Southey Cupar and Markinch
  • R.M. of Edenwold including Balgonie and Piapot Res.
  • R.M. of Francis including Vibank Sedley and Odessa
  • R.M. of Indian Head including Indian Head and Sintaluta
  • R.M. of Lajord including Lajord Kronau and Riceton
  • R.M. of Lipton including Lipton and Dysart
  • R.M. of Longlaketon including Earl Grey and Silton
  • R.M. of Lumsden including Lumsden Regina Beach and Craven
  • R.M. of McKillop including Strasbourg and Rowans Ravine Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Montmartre including Assiniboine Res.
  • R.M. of North Qu'Appelle including Fort Qu'Appelle
  • R.M. of Sherwood including Grand Coulee
  • R.M. of South Qu'Appelle including Qu'Appelle and Edgeley
  • R.M. of Tullymet including Peepeekisis Res.

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

A westerly flow in the upper levels of the atmosphere is once again spreading smoke from forest fires over western Canada across Saskatchewan. Poor air quality and diminished visibility will be widespread across the advisory area while the smoke remains in place.

Beginning this evening in the north, conditions will begin to improve, but further south hazy conditions will likely continue to be a periodic issue for several more 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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