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Air quality weather statements for central Ontario due to wildfire smoke

BARRIE, ONT. —
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements over air quality for much of central Ontario.

Special air quality statements have been issued due to drifting smoke from active forest fires in northwestern Ontario.

The weather statements are in effect for the following regions:

  1. Grey Bruce
  •  Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey Country
  • Saugeen Shore – Kincardine –Southern Bruce County

        2. Barrie – Orillia – Midland

  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago

        3. Dufferin – Innisfil

  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburn – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County

        4. Haliburton

  • Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County
  • Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County

        5. Parry Sound – Muskoka

  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rousseau – Killbear Park

         6. York – Durham

  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region

According to Environment Canada, the conditions may last into Monday. Extra precaution is recommended for those who may be exposed to wildfire smoke. 


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