Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia cause hazy conditions that cast a strange hue over downtown Edmonton on Wednesday morning, 15 August 2018. Photo: Terry Reith / CBC

15 August 2018 (CBC News) – It's going to be another suffocating day in Alberta as smoke from wildfires in B.C. drifts east.

Much of the province is, once again, under a blanket of smoke and haze — and there is little relief in the forecast.

Environment Canada expects the haze will last for several days. Air quality is expected to be intermittently poor for the remainder of the week as an estimated 600 wildfires continue to burn across B.C.

A special air quality statement, issued by Environment Canada Wednesday afternoon, says the smoke blankets every region in the province.

Four of Edmonton's five outdoor pools were closed Wednesday morning as a result of the smoky air conditions. […]

Last week, Alberta Health Services issued a precautionary air quality advisory for the entire province. AHS said the advisory will remain in effect until further notice. [more]

Wildfire haze from B.C. raising air quality concerns across Alberta



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