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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT: Most of Alberta

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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.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

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