Why does the sky look yellow during a wildfire?

It’s become a common sight in recent summers in Alberta: while wildfires rage across the province, cities and towns hundreds of kilometres away wake up to a yellowy-orange apocalyptic sky. But what is it that causes the sky to look…

Friday’s air quality forecast for Alberta amid wildfires

Special air quality statements remained in place for much of the province on Friday, as smoke from the northern Alberta wildfires made its way south. The haze caused poor air quality and reduced visibility over much of Alberta on Friday…

Special air quality statements issued in Edmonton, much of Alberta due to wildfire smoke

People across much of Alberta woke up to grey skies and a strong burning smell in the air as smoke from northern wildfires drifted south overnight. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements from the Edmonton region to the northern…

Thick, fog-like wildfire smoke cloaking northern Alberta on Wednesday

People waking up across northern Alberta on Wednesday morning might have been forgiven for looking outside and thinking it was a foggy day, were it not for the overwhelming smell of burning trees. Heavy smoke reduced visibility and vehicles were…

Smoke from out-of-control wildfires causing air quality issues in northern Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for much of northwest Alberta as two out-of-control wildfires continue to burn. As of 10:30 Friday morning, Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Valleyview, High Level, Rainbow Lake, Fort Vermillion, Mackenzie Highway, Peace River,…

Near zero-visibility fog cloaks Edmonton area, central Alberta

People in the Edmonton area and across central Alberta woke to almost zero-visibility fog Saturday morning, prompting an advisory from Environment Canada. The weather agency said areas of dense fog with near-zero visibility will persist until around noon. READ MORE: Smashing…

Special air quality statement issued for Edmonton and area

Elevated pollution levels are expected in the Edmonton area, Environment Canada said Thursday afternoon. The special air quality statement said higher air pollution near the surface will result in poorer air quality through the Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan areas. READ…