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

“Wildfire smoke coming from northeastern British Columbia is causing a widespread area of very poor air quality and reduced visibility.”

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. 

The good news is that it should be short lived with conditions improving by tomorrow (Sunday).