Environment Canada issues special air quality statement

Residents and authorities grapple with air quality conditions as wildfires continue to burn across Canada.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a special air quality statement for several regions of the province, mainly southeastern Saskatchewan, cautioning residents to take precautions.

Conditions are expected to improve in the afternoon, but Environment Canada still warns people to limit their exposure to wildfire smoke.

“Stop or reduce your activity level if breathing becomes uncomfortable or you or someone in your care feel unwell,” the ECCC said. “Contact your health care provider or local health authority if you develop severe symptoms or need advice.”

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