Visibility is smoky driving across the City, with wildfire smoke spreading significantly across the province from B.C.

Special air quality statement in effect for Central Alberta

Wildfire smoke from B.C. covering 95 per cent of the province

An air quality statement has been released for Red Deer and the rest of Central Alberta, and according to Meteorologist with Environment Canada Brian Proctor, it’s likely to be in effect for the next 48 to 72 hours.

“We’re seeing wildfire smoke from B.C. really surfacing significantly. Wildfire smoke at this point in time covers 95 per cent of the province at this point and we’re expecting those conditions to not really change significantly until we get that air mass change on Saturday with a cold front coming through.”

Special air quality statements stretch out into Saskatchewan and western Manitoba too.

For those with compromised respiratory systems, Proctor said it’s recommended that they minimize their exposure outside.

Just Posted

Check online to make sure you’re registered to vote in upcoming provincial election

Advance polls open Tuesday, April 9th to Saturday, April 13th

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stops in Red Deer on campaign trail

Notley promises hospital expansion, cath lab, pipelines and energy industry expansion

Town of Sylvan Lake looking for input on dog lake access

The Town held an open house about lake access for dogs on March 14

New high school a priority for Sylvan Lake, says Chinook’s Edge

Chinook’s Edge has prioritized a new high school in its 2020-2023 capital budget

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township

Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported: lawyer

The Crown has asked that Sidhu serve 10 years in prison

China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

This is one of China’s worst industrial accidents in recent years

Montreal priest stabbed while celebrating morning mass

The incident happened Friday morning at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory

Women of Excellence Awards introduces ‘Women of Excellence in Construction’

Gala will take place June 19th at the Sheraton Red Deer

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Teen girl accused in plot to attack Kamloops school with weapons out on bail

Judge warned the girl she would be back in jail if she threatened to shoot anyone

Oil prices, Alberta election call cloud Stampede chuckwagon auction expectations

The top money bid last year came from Versatile Energy Services, Ltd.

Most Read