Where there is smoke, there is fire, but this time it's 2 provinces away.
Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement because of the smoke from the British Columbia forest fires deteriorating the air quality. The air quality statement covers the western and central portion of southern Saskatchewan and includes, Kindersley, Rosetown, Biggar and heading west to north of Saskatoon including Wakaw, Martensville and Rosthern, and on to Humboldt and Wynyard and surround areas and everything south of that.
Jaime Peters with the Lung Association of Saskatchewan says those with respiratory issues should make sure they have the proper medication with them at all times, especially when the air quality is lower. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. Peters advises those with health issues to limit outdoor activities as much as possible. The smoke is expected to be with us for most of the week barring any shift in wind.