September 27, 2012
GRANDE PRAIRIE– Alberta Health Services has lifted the precautionary fire smoke advisory issued September 24 for the North Zone.
Monitoring indicates air quality in the North Zone is no longer being impacted by smoke from these fires, although the visibility or presence of smoke in the skyline may be possible over the next few days.
Residents with health concerns can contact Health Link Alberta to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).
Information about the air quality in some areas of the North Zone is updated regularly on the Alberta Environment Air Quality Website: http://environment.alberta.ca/0977.html. Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-247-7333.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.