The monitoring data from the air quality station in Golden last week clearly shows levels of air pollution rising each evening and going down in the middle of the day. This is caused by wood smoke from residential stoves. Residences producing too much smoke from smouldering stoves are obvious to anyone walking down the street. Wood smoke is hazardous and […]
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 […]
Last week in Golden the fine particulate levels in the air were extremely high over several days. Smoke from wildfires in BC and the US contributed to the very poor air quality. The cumulative health effects of exposure to these very poor air quality conditions can be serious. Please avoid strenuous outdoor activity until the air clears up.
SMOKY SKIES BULLETIN AMENDED REGIONS ADDED: FRASER CANYON, KINBASKET, NORTH COLUMBIA, PRINCE GEORGE, YELLOWHEAD (September 05, 2017 13:00 MDT – Penticton) The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Sunday September 03 due to changing smoke conditions. Areas […]
SMOKY SKIES BULLETIN FOR BC INTERIOR AND NORTH COAST (August 09, 2017 12:00 MDT – Cranbrook) The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has issued a Smoky Skies Bulletin for: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes, Boundary, Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Northwest (including Smithers), Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Southwest (including Burns Lake), Cariboo North, […]