Golden Air Quality October 12 to 19, 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 […]

Current Air Quality Readings in Golden

Current Air Quality Readings in Golden

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. […]

High Particulates in Golden’s Air from Wildfire Smoke July 28 to August 3, 2017

High Particulates in Golden’s Air from Wildfire Smoke July 28 to August 3, 2017

Wildfires in the region continue to create very poor air quality conditions in the Golden area. Fine particulates measured at the Golden Hospital have been well above objectives. Last week levels were more than double acceptable limits on several days. The provincial Ministry of Environment and Interior Health has issued a “Smoky Skies Bulletin” for most of southern BC. This […]

Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Last week the cold weather continued and many of us in Golden were keeping our wood stoves stoked up to keep warm. Unfortunately, excessive smoke affected air quality. The monitoring station at the hospital registered levels of fine particulates that were well above provincial objectives on four days last week. This presents a hazard to the health of residents, especially […]