Swift Current's Air Quality Health Index is recorded at a 9 this morning, prompting Environment and Climate Change Canada to issue a special air quality statement. 

Smoke is currently producing poor air quality and visibility across parts of southern Saskatchewan but is expected to clear up a bit later on today. 

According to ECCC, the at-risk population, including children and the elderly, should reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. The general population is advised to consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if experiencing symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

Wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations. Continue to take actions to protect personal health and reduce exposure to smoke.


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