GNWT lifts public health advisory as smoke from Northern Alberta wildfires lessens in territory

This photo of a fire near High Level, AB was taken late in May

The Government of the Northwest Territories says a public health advisory due to wildfire smoke has now been lifted.

The territory’s acting chief public health officer had issued the advisory on Tuesday.

It was issued for Behchoko, Fort Providence, Hay River, Fort Resolution, Kakisa, Enterprise, Dettah and Yellowknife.

The air quality index has improved since earlier in the week.

It had deteriorated due to wildfire smoke for fires in Northern Alberta.

Those stubborn fires, burning for about a month now, are reportedly on the verge of crossing into the NWT, if they haven’t done so already.


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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.