Environment and Climate Change Canada and Manitoba Health issued a special statement about air quality.
This statement was made after the smoke formed as a result of numerous fires in British Columbia reached the Manitoba province.
Winnipeg was also included in the statement as the city with polluted air.
Natalie Hasell, a meteorologist, informed that the south-western part of the province suffered most of all. According to her words, the air should become purer on Thursday evening. However, the situation may repeat, as the fires do not subside and continue to occur in British Columbia.
The meteorologist suggested that in the near future the situation will not change.The effects of smoke can be expressed in the form of a cough, shortness of breath, a runny nose, sore throat, and headache.
Children and pensioners are particularly at risk, and also people with heart or lung disease.People who have suffered from the smoke, should spend more time indoors and do not go out until all the symptoms have passed.