air quality advisory

Special Air Quality Statement Issued

May 22, 2023 | 6:46pm

The smoke from wildfires is continuing to impact Saskatchewan.  Monday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a “Special Air Quality Statement” for Regina. The statement says the smoke is causing elevated AQHI (Air Quality Health Index) values for the next 24 hours.  Its forecast to be at “level 7” which represents a high risk […]

Wildfire smoke causing air quality statement to be issued

Sep 4, 2022 | 5:28am

An air quality statement is in place for many areas of Southwest Saskatchewan, including Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Maple Creek. Wildfire smoke is headed into these areas and cause poor air quality, and reduced visibility at times. People with lung diseases such as asthma and C.O.P.D. can be sensitive to air pollution. Environment and […]

Heat Warnings, and Air Quality Advisories

Aug 21, 2022 | 7:13am

August continues to bring the heat, and humidity to Saskatchewan. Heat warnings are in effect for the south west including Shaunavon, Maple Creek, The Cypress Hills and Val Marie. A heat warning also stretches across north central Saskatchewan from the Battlefords in the west to Porcupine Plain and the Manitoba border in the east. Temperatures […]

WEATHER ALERT: Air Quality Advisories expanded to southern Saskatchewan

Oct 7, 2021 | 5:27am

Air Quality Advisories have been expanded to include most of central and all of southern Saskatchewan as well Thursday morning, including Regina and Moose Jaw. Smoke from wildfires near Hudson Bay, in northeastern Saskatchewan, continues to be the culprit of the poor air quality. The majority of the smoke should clear out of the province […]

Heat Warnings and Air Quality Advisories remain in effect across central and southern Sask.

Aug 16, 2021 | 5:41am

Heat Warnings and Air Quality Advisories are in place across central and southern Saskatchewan Monday morning. Regina and Moose Jaw are included in both of those. Temperatures are expected to be hot until a drastic cool down to below seasonal values on Wednesday, showers are also expected then. The normal daytime high for Regina and […]

SHA issues tips for heat, air quality safety for Saskatchewan residents

Jul 16, 2021 | 4:26pm

A few tips to beat the heat were sent out by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Residents are reminded to be on the lookout for heat-related illnesses such as heat rash, heat fainting, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A good way to beat the heat is staying out of the sun during peak hours, staying hydrated, […]

Thunderstorm watches for southwest; air quality advisories for central Saskatchewan for Wednesday

May 20, 2020 | 9:49am

Environment Canada has issued Air Quality Statements for parts of central Saskatchewan Wednesday morning. An uncontained wildfire burning east of Prince Albert and north of Melfort is spilling smoke south and southeast towards central parts of the province. Included in the advisory is the city of Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Melfort and Wakaw. Environment Canada says […]