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Seven ways to improve the air we breathe every day

Forest-firefighting crews in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and in the Northwest Territories have already tackled hundreds of wildfires that have burned across northcentral and northern areas of the province since early sping. With more heat and dry conditions in the forecast in the next few weeks, more wildfires can be expected. The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT urges all Albertans — and residents in the Northwest Territories — to keep a close watch on local air quality reports, as well as following these seven small steps to keep your lungs healthy during the season. 1.     Check your local Air Quality Health Index

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Remembering Marion Carson

Alberta’s tuberculosis movement began with a woman of vision. Calgary’s Marion Carson devoted her life to help tuberculosis patients in Alberta – working actively up until her death at age 89 in 1950. Marion begins our story as The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (“TLA”) looks back and celebrates our 75 years of service to the community. She was tremendously active in her newly adopted home, creating the Women’s Literacy Club in 1906, and as an active member of the Calgary School Board during the 1920s. She also helped underprivileged children by collecting milk money for Calgary’s less fortunate and

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