Smoke from the wildfires near Fort McMurray is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility in central Saskatchewan.
Environment Canada issued an air quality statement Sunday for areas downwind from the Alberta community, including Kindersley, the Battlefords, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Humboldt.
However, the forecast shows winds will shift on Monday and help disperse the smoke.
The agency warns people might experience symptoms such as increased coughing, headaches or shortness of breath.
Those most at risk include children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma and COPD.
The province’s chief medical health officer said earlier this month that if visibility is good for a kilometre then it’s okay to do regular activities outside.
“If there is ground-level smoke and especially if you can smell smoke, especially if you are sensitive to smoke or you have underlying risk factors, you should modify your outdoor activities,” explained Dr. Saqib Shahab.
He added that if medication is required, make sure it is updated and taken regularly.