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Precautionary air quality advisory lifted for La Crete, High Level, Fort Vermilion.

February 3, 2016

LA CRETE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the precautionary air quality advisory, issued November 5, 2015, for La Crete, High Level, Fort Vermilion and nearby communities.

Air monitoring has shown this area is no longer being impacted by controlled brush fires on private lands.

All Albertans are reminded air quality can and will vary with weather conditions and prevailing winds year-round.

Information about the air quality in many areas of Alberta is updated regularly on the Alberta Parks website: http://esrd.alberta.ca/air/programs-and-services/air-quality-health-index/default.aspx. Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-247-7333. All active health advisories issued by AHS – including air quality advisories – can be viewed online at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page1926.aspx.

Residents with health concerns can also contact Health Link at 811 to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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For media inquiries, contact:
Kirsten Goruk
AHS Communications
780-830-3537