Dangerously bad, smoky air persists in Ottawa area – CBC

Smoke not expected to clear for days

Jun 07, 2023

Smoke from wildfires in and around eastern Ontario and western Quebec has again made the air quality a very high risk to people’s health Wednesday.

Environment Canada’s Air Quality Health Index was at a very high 10+ in Ottawa, Kingston and Belleville earlier in the day.

As of 5 p.m., the air quality in eastern Ontario sat at a moderate level, and is expected to remain at at moderate or high level Wednesday night.

That is the highest level on its air quality scale and those are the highest current risk levels among major Canadian cities, along with Hamilton.

While the current level is unavailable in Gatineau, it’s forecast to be a very high risk Wednesday and moderate Wednesday night. Cornwall dropped to the high-risk level around noon.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-gatineau-kingston-air-quality-health-smoke-1.6868017

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