Environment Canada has extended special air quality statements for many parts of central and southern Saskatchewan, as smoke from forest fires in Washington and B.C. drifts across Western Canada.
Last week, heavy smoke smothered the city for several days, prompting health warnings for Calgary residents. While the smoky conditions have since eased, shifting winds could bring the haze back.
“Atmospheric flow pattern remains similar to last week so it is possible that elevated air quality health index values could return over the next few days to parts of the province, particularly over areas from Calgary and south,” Environment Canada said in a special air quality statement.
This morning, Calgary’s air quality presented a low health risk, according to Alberta Environment data, with similar conditions elsewhere in the province.
However, BlueSky Canada’s smoke forecast shows the potential for smoke to blow in the Calgary area as early as tonight.