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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. 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

    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 […]

Wood Stove Exchange Rebate Program for Golden Extended for 2018

  The Golden and District Air Quality Committee is offering air quality rebates to residents of the Town of Golden and CSRD Area A to off-set the purchase of an EPA/CSA approved wood stove, or another less polluting heating appliance, to replace an old, inefficient wood stove.  Funding is provided by the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program through the Ministry of Environment ($250 per resident). Additional funding is provided by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area A ($500 for residents of CSRD Area A only). The objective of the program is to remove smoky old wood stoves in Golden and area, and replace them with cleaner appliances to […]

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