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Wildfire smoke continues to roll north

Wildfire smoke continues to roll north

The haze from BC’s massive wildfires continues to have a far-reaching impact on the province.

The environment ministry and Northern Health have now added coastal and inland sections of the North Coast and Williston to the smoky skies advisory.

Residents may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.

Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

Health officials say it’s best to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and contact a health provider if you have difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways.

The environment ministry says smoke and air quality will vary widely due to changes in wind, fire behaviour, and temperature.

Smithers and Burns Lake were added to the smoky skies advisory Tuesday.

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