It will be another day with limited outdoor activity for Cochranites as the poor air quality remains. 

According to IQAir, on Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m., the particulate matter, (PM 2.5) was 173. 

The air quality "in Cochrane is currently 19.7 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value" reads a statement on

This is considered unhealthy conditions, and it is recommended that people and pets continue to stay indoors until conditions improve. 

Cochrane remains under a special air quality statement because winds have brought smoke from wildfires in central and northern Alberta to our area.

Both the cities of Airdrie and Calgary were ranked as an 8 on the air quality index on Tuesday, deeming the areas a high risk (Cochrane does not get specific recording).

Environment and Climate Change Canada advises that anytime air quality is between 7-10, those who are at higher risks of acute health complications should reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy, while the general population should consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

The good news is, there is a slight chance of showers for Wednesday and the air quality is expected to improve by the evening.  

-With files from Anna Ferensowicz