Alerts for: Ft. Providence Region including Kakisa - Chan Lake

Statements

11:19 AM MDT Friday 25 July 2014
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Ft. Providence Region including Kakisa - Chan Lake

Forest fire smoke will create a health risk today.

Wild fire smoke continues to produce low visibilities in smoke and poor air quality over many areas around Great Slave Lake. Smoke concentrations will vary as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures fluctuate.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. If you, or someone in your care, develop symptoms, reduce strenuous outdoors activities where ever possible until the air quality improves.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Issued jointly by Environment Canada and the Northwest Territories departments of environment and natural resources and health and social services

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