Wildfire Smoke Making Things Hazy in Saskatchewan

It’s the season for wildfires, and there are a number of them burning in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and the North West Territories.

That smoke is being pulled south, and the closer to the north you are essentially,  the lower the air quality.

Terri Lang at Environment and Climate Change Canada says air quality in southern Saskatchewan is “low risk”, but in Saskatoon is in the “moderate risk” category.

Lang says we can expect the smoke to stick around for a day or two, but as we get through the weekend, there should be some improvement.

There are 35 wildfires burning in Saskatchewan right now, the vast majority north of La Ronge.  The air quality in the far north is substantially lower than it is further away form the fires.

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