Smoke from wildfires is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility for the Cochrane area. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for our area. 

The air quality and the visibility can fluctuate significantly from hour to hour.

Residents are being reminded to reduce exposure to the smoke. 

"People with lung disease (such as asthma) or heart disease, older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who work outdoors are at higher risk of experiencing health effects caused by wildfire smoke."

"Stop outdoor activities and contact your health care provider if you or someone in your care experiences shortness of breath, wheezing (including asthma attacks), severe cough, dizziness or chest pains. Stay inside if you are feeling unwell and experiencing symptoms." reads a statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada. 

Good news though, the smoke is expected to move out of our area by the weekend.

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