Environment Canada issued an air quality statement for southern Manitoba on Friday morning as smoke blowing east from the Saskatchewan wildfires is affecting large areas of the province.

Smoke from wildfires north of Hudson Bay, Sask., Is impacting southern, central and western Manitoba as the north wind behind an advancing cold front blows smoke toward Manitoba.

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Wildfire smoke raises an air quality alert in parts of Manitoba, including Winnipeg

Environment Canada said that people can experience sore throats, headaches, coughs and other symptoms as a result of smoke, and that children, the elderly, and people with cardiovascular or lung disease are particularly at risk.

Manitobaans in affected areas are asked to limit their physically strenuous outdoor activity, and turn off furnaces and air conditioners that can draw smoke indoors.

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