Little Grand Rapids First Nation residents return home after wildfire smoke evacuations

Residents from Little Grand Rapids First Nation are returning home after being evacuated due to wildfire smoke in the area over the weekend.More than 105 Priority One residents were moved to Winnipeg on Sunday, staying in hotels since their arrival.Priority One residents include the elderly, babies and those with respiratory issues.READ MORE: Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smokeManitoba Red Cross says it’s now safe for them to return home. Some will fly home Thursday, while the rest will return Friday.An additional 115 individuals…

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Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smoke

The Canadian Red Cross is assisting in the evacuation of residents from Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations due to wildfire smoke in the communities.In a statement, the Red Cross says it will be evacuating “Priority 1” residents, which include the elderly, babies and those with chronic respiratory problems.READ MORE: Experts forecast wildfire danger increasing in parts of Western CanadaStory continues belowA maximum of 150 residents from Little Grand Rapids should be completely evacuated by the end of Sunday, while up to 50 residents will be evacuated from Pauingassi…

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Smoke rolling into Manitoba again

Wildfires near Nopiming Provincial Park and Woodland Park have created smoke in the air in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.The North East winds are expected to continue, which will make the smoke stick around on Friday.Environment Canada says they don’t expect to release an air quality statement.Winds are expected to come from the South on Saturday, which will push the smoke out of the area. Get daily local headlines and alerts

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Smoke-filled skies from B.C. fires prompts air quality statement for Winnipeg

The hazy skies hovering over most of southern Manitoba are expected to last throughout the weekend.Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Winnipeg.The haze is from smoke originating from forest fires in British Columbia.READ MORE: In Pictures: Haze over Southern ManitobaA shift in wind patterns is expected to bring widespread dense smoke into western Manitoba throughout the day. The smoke will continue into tonight.Air quality and visibility could become very poor under the smoke plume.People may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, shortness of…

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More haze to arrive in Manitoba Wednesday afternoon, could last until Saturday

Ongoing wildfires in Western Canada are expected to bring more haze into Manitoba.Environment Canada has issued air quality statements for most of Western Manitoba with the smoky conditions expected to arrive in the province Wednesday afternoon.The haze should make it’s way east to Winnipeg and the rest of the province by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to improve in the western part of the province by Thursday afternoon. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s wildfire map projecting what the hazy conditions could look like Thursday morning.Environment and Climate…

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