According to the Government of Manitoba's website, the smoke we are experiencing is due to numerous forest fires in northwestern Ontario and east-central Manitoba. Therefore, you can expect elevated pollution levels to occur today.
In areas affected by smoke from wildfires, Manitobans are encouraged to:
-Limit outdoor activity as well as physical activity.
-Reduce exposure to smoke by staying indoors or moving to areas with cleaner air.
-Turn off furnaces and air-conditioning units that may draw smoke indoors.
-Keep indoor air cleaner by avoiding smoking or burning other materials.
For a complete and more comprehensive view of the wildfires, visit the Government of Manitoba's conservation and climate page here.