FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A special air quality statement issued by Environment Canada remains in effect for all of NorthEast B.C. today due to large amounts of smoke in the air.
The smoke is not emanating from any local fires and could be coming from wildfires that erupted elsewhere in the province over the weekend.
Residents with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma and lung disease are especially at risk of suffering health effects. Also at risk are Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular diseases.