Air quality improving in southern Ontario and Quebec, but smoky skies linger in Alberta – GLOBAL

June 9, 2023

Air quality is improving in southern Ontario and Quebec but smoky skies still linger elsewhere in the nation, Environment Canada says.

Much of Canada has seen poor air quality this week due to wildfires burning in parts of the nation. That quality is starting to improve in southern Ontario and Quebec, an official with the federal agency told reporters Friday afternoon.

The two provinces are expected to get scattered showers and potentially thunderstorms Friday to Sunday, but air quality in parts of northern Ontario and western Quebec remain poor, the official said.

“Unfortunately, this improvement may be temporary because wildfire season continues,” they added.

Wildfire smoke that hung over Toronto for several days has now cleared, resulting in a notable improvement in air quality for Canada’s most populous city.

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