Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for most parts of Central Alberta.

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

Smoke will move eastward through tonight. Conditions should improve by Monday night for most of the province.

Over northern Alberta smoky conditions will continue through Tuesday.

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