Heat and Air Quality

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Extreme heat and poor air quality can affect your health and well-being. 
Click the links below to learn more.

Heat Warnings

For information on all active weather alerts for the NWT, including heat warnings, visit active weather alerts (Environment Canada).

Air Quality

Wildfire season has started in the NWT. Wildfires produce smoke, and air quality can change quickly with little to no warning.

Exposure to wildfire smoke can quickly result in sore eyes, tears, cough, and runny nose.

People at risk of more severe health impacts include young children, the elderly, people with diabetes, lung or heart conditions, and potentially pregnant women.

There are several sources of information for air quality and smoke advisories: 

Protect your health from smoke 

Air quality affects our health and well-being. Learn how to protect yourself from the health effects related to forest fire or wildfire smoke.