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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Golden Air Quality October 12 to 19, 2018

23 Oct, 2018

Golden Air Quality Readings October 12 to 19, 2018 Slash burning on the west bench south of Golden contributed to particulate air pollution during the second week in October 2018. Monday and Tuesday saw spikes in PM2.5 even at the town air monitoring station near the hospital.The venting index looked good when these fires were lit, however there were many slash piles lit and smoke filled the valley for a time. Residents of the Town of Golden are reminded that to reduce neighbourhood smoke exposure, burning yard waste in backyards in town is prohibited by bylaw.

Current Air Quality Readings in Golden

23 Oct, 2018

How to find current and past data on air quality in Golden BC   The BC Ministry of Environment operates an air quality monitoring station in Golden. This station, located next to Golden hospital helipad, measures fine particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) in the air. It gives us an idea of the air quality in the area around the hospital. Other neighbourhoods in Golden may experience higher or lower levels of air pollution depending on their location near point sources of emissions. Current and past readings from this station can be viewed at this link: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/data/station.html?id=E292149 The graphs show levels of very fine particulates (PM2.5) mostly coming from […]

Air Quality and Health Forum Golden October 16 2018

1 Oct, 2018

    You are invited to attend a Public Forum on: Air Quality and Health in Golden Tuesday, October 16th  6 to 8 pm  at the Golden Senior’s Centre The BC Lung Association and the Golden and District Air Quality Committee is hosting a community forum in Golden due to the continued high levels of air pollution measured at the monitoring station in Golden.     Presentations on the health effects of wood smoke and how it is monitored will be given by: Sarah Henderson, Senior Scientist with the BC Center for Disease Control Donna Haga, Air Quality Meteorologist with the Ministry of Environment. Annette Luttermann of A.L.Ecologic in […]

Golden Air Quality Sept 21 to 28, 2018

1 Oct, 2018

Fine airborne particulates were quite low in Golden for the week of September 21 to 28. A couple of spikes occurred in the evenings as people lit wood stoves due to cooling temperatures. As this heating season begins, please consider the health effects of wood smoke, and make sure you burn your stove with little or no visible smoke.   Thanks for being a good neighbour!


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