An air quality alert has been issued for the Cranbrook area due to elevated pollution levels in the air.
Environment Canada officials don’t believe it will change until the weather changes.
They said exposure will be worse for people with asthma, COPD, heart disease and diabetes.
It can also have more of an effect on people with respiratory infections, pregnant women, infants and older adults.
Anyone experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cough or wheezing should consult a healthcare provider and stay inside as much as possible.