An air quality advisory has been issued for much of northern Saskatchewan due to wildfire activity. Environment Canada said smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility is the result of elevated values of fine particulate matter. The following communities are impacted:

Cree Lake – Key Lake
Fond-du-Lac – Stony Rapids
Hudson Bay – Porcupine Plain
Île à la Crosse – Buffalo Narrows – Beauval
La Loche – Clearwater River Prov. Park – Cluff Lake
La Ronge – Prince Albert Nat. Park – Narrow Hills Prov. Park
Melfort – Tisdale – Nipawin – Carrot River
Pelican Narrows – Cumberland House – Creighton
Prince Albert – Shellbrook – Spiritwood – Duck Lake
Southend – Brabant Lake – Kinoosao
Wollaston Lake – Collins Bay

People may experience symptoms such as; coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. It is advised that you do take precautions to reduce your exposure to wildfire smoke.