Alerts for: La Ronge - Prince Albert Nat. Park - Narrow Hills Prov. Park
10:43 PM CDT Friday 17 August 2018 Special air quality statement in effect for:
Candle Lake Prov. Park and Narrow Hills Prov. Park
Hwy 165 between hwys 2 and 914 including Pinehouse Lake
Lac la Ronge Prov. Park including La Ronge
Montreal Lake and Molanosa
Prince Albert Nat. Park
Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.
Smoke from forest fires in western Canada has moved into the region. Poor air quality and visibility will likely blanket the region until Saturday afternoon.
Smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.
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.
Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that's cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn't air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.
Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.
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.