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Widespread Air Quality Alerts in Canada Due to Escalating Wildfire Smoke

  • Environment Canada has issued air quality advisories across Western Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories due to intense wildfire smoke.
  • The smoke, which poses health risks and reduces visibility, is expected to drift further east affecting more regions.
  • Over 138 active wildfires are contributing to the situation, with significant out-of-control-fires in Alberta and British Columbia.