Air quality for the region greatly suffered from fires in nearby provinces.
 
Between July 15-20, Fort Air Partnership reported air quality levels between seven and 10 during the day, which is rated as high or very high risk.
 
The air quality was still at moderate risk during the days leading up.
 
According to Nadine Blaney, executive director of Fort Air Partnership, the main cause was smoke from the BC wildfires, with smoke from Alberta fires also contributing for a couple of days. The rating has been improving since then.
 
The worst two days were July 17-18.
 
"There are several years where we see air quality being in the high-risk category for days or weeks at a time, and then other summers, we don't. It really just depends on the number and severity of wildfires burning at the time and also wind direction," said Blaney.
 
One of the worst summers the area has seen in recent years was in 2018, where there was a three-week period in August where smoke engulfed the entire Edmonton region.
 
Fort Air Partnership does not see any poor air quality days in the immediate future. However, Blaney explained it is difficult to predict what it will look like more than a few days in the future, and with the fires still burning in BC, that could easily change with the wind.
 
People can keep an eye on the air quality for the area here.