Public health advisory lifted in Hay River

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A precautionary public health advisory issued after the Hay River landfill fire has now been lifted.

The fire at the Hay River landfill site, which began on March 3, was still burning as of March 16. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
The fire at the Hay River landfill site, which began on March 3, was still burning as of March 16. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

The original advisory was issued for the town of Hay River on March 11 due to concerns that smoke from the landfill fire could cause poor air quality.

According to a press release from the Chief Public Health Officer, the town has normal air quality conditions and the advisory is no longer needed.

“Hay River residents are encouraged to partake in normal outside activities at this time,” the release states.

 

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