A precautionary air quality advisory has been expanded to include all of northern Alberta. Alberta Health Services says the continued burning of wildfires in British Columbia means smoky conditions in our region.

People living and staying in the area are warned to take precautions and watch for potential health concerns. While minor smoke conditions don’t typically affect healthy people, if they get worse, they may suffer from an irritation in their eyes and throat or shortness of breath.

People with respiratory and cardiovascular conditions are more at risk and should watch for their symptoms getting worse. They can reduce their exposure by doing as little physical activity outside as possible and by staying inside with with windows and vents closed.

Anyone having issues should call Health Link at 8-1-1.