LETHBRIDGE, AB – Those living with chronic health conditions are urged to limit the amount of time they spend outdoors, due to wildfire smoke blowing into Alberta.
Most of the province is now covered under a special air quality statement. Environment Canada says widespread smoke is not only causing poor air quality, but also poor visibility for drivers on some roads.
Lethbridge is at about a moderate risk with an air quality index between four and six throughout Friday (July 16). Most other regions, however, will be at high risk with an index around seven.
The website FireSmoke.ca predicts that this smoke – which is blowing in from BC, northern Saskatchewan and the US – will persist throughout the weekend.