An air quality statement is in effect for Saskatoon on Friday as smoke from wildfires hangs over the city again.
Environment Canada advises anyone with lung disease to limit their time outdoors and reduce their activities for now.
Saskatoon’s air quality and special statements can be viewed on the government website.
An Extreme Heat Emergency Response Plan was also activated for the city by the Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization from June 11-14.
The plan provides residents with cooling locations, outreach services and wellness checks, as well as water distribution for individuals and families in the area.
Saskatoon has 27 recovery points, including:
- public library
- leisure centers
- Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Center, Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Center
- Prairie Harm Reduction
- Friendship Inn
- Crocus Cooperative
- EGADZ/Saskatoon Downtown Youth Center. Inc.
- Station 20 West
- The 20th Street Bridge
- Westside Community Clinic
Locations also have public water fountains or gas stations and will dispense bottled water or reusable water bottles. More details and locations can be found on the City of Saskatoon website.
Saskatoon also has 30 open wading pools and 16 spray parks covering neighborhoods across the city. Locations and opening days can be found on the city’s chill webpage.
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