Public Health officials in Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and Athabasca Health Authority (AHA) -Northern Population Health Unit, and Northern Intertribal Health Authority (NITHA) are advising northern residents in: Fond- du- Lac-Stony Rapids, Wollaston Lake-Collins Bay and Uranium City-Camsell Portage to take precautions as smoke from nearby forest fires can affect your health especially if you have lung problems.
Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behavior and temperatures change. It is predicted as per weather forecast that the weather situation will improve with more precipitation over the weekend.
Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, Medical Health Officer for NITHA and Dr. Rim Zayed, Medical Health Officer of the Northern Population Health Unit, SHA|AHA remind you to follow the following measures especially if you have lung or heart troubles, are elderly, or very young:
If you are experiencing increasing symptoms, more than irritation in the eyes, nose or throat, please see your local health worker or call HealthLine at 811.