UPDATE: 7:30 AM, Tuesday, September 5

The air quality statement active for the area since the weekend was officially lifted at 7:30 AM Tuesday morning.

West-central Saskatchewan never quite met the AQHI values seen across the provinces, as both Saskatoon and Regina were reading 10+ at times.

Should the smoke return, keep in mind the tips below.

UPDATE: 4:42 PM Sunday, September 3

Widespread wildfire smoke continues to affect most of Saskatchewan, causing elevated AQHI values and reduced visibilities in many areas.

Original Article:

A plume of wildfire smoke continues slowly making its way eastward across central Saskatchewan, causing elevated AQHI values and reduced visibilities in some areas.

Conditions may improve briefly today as this plume departs, but continued northwesterly winds will see most of the area remain downwind of large fires again later today and tonight.

Wildfire smoke concentrations can fluctuate over short distances and vary considerably from hour to hour.

Wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations. Everyone can take action to reduce their exposure to wildfire smoke.

Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with air quality.

Visit airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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