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Air filter masks not effective for wildfire smoke, says doctor

May 30, 2019

Smoky haze blanketed much of southern Alberta this morning as wildfires in northern Alberta continued to grow. The air quality in Lethbridge scored a 3, or low-risk on the Air Quality Index, but is expected to climb up to a moderate-risk later this evening. Doctor Lizette Elumir with the Alberta Health Services says that those who wear air filter masks are getting little-to-no benefit from them.

With May being the month of Sexual Violence Awareness, Lethbridge College brought in a speaker from Edmonton to educate the Sexual Violence Action Committee on ways to support victims of workplace harassment.

"Really, we just need to start from a place of believing people who come fourth with allegations of sexual harassment—it's the first step. When we act with disbelief, we make people feel unsupported, and unwilling to share more about what happened," says Sexual Violence Prevention educator Derek Warick

According to Canadian Business, 43 percent of women and 12 percent of men say they have been harassed at work.