Air Quality

Golden Air Quality Last Week September 1 to 7, 2017

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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 […]

Smoky Skies Bulletin Amended Sept 2017

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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 […]

Smoky Skies Bulletin August 9, 2017

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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 […]

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

Posted under: Air Quality,Current Data

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 […]

Golden Air Quality Report for March 24 to 31

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The street sweepers are now out in action trying to keep on top of road dust production. The rain this past week has helped too. However particulate levels are still high, especially on the busier main roads. Please slow down as this prevents the dust from kicking up so much. Everyone can help out by […]

Recent Air Quality Data for Golden BC March 10-17, 2017

Posted under: Air Quality,Current Data

Great to see the dust levels down to acceptable levels last week. Of course this is mainly because we had some good precipitation (too much for some low lying buildings or people without rain boots!) As soon as the roads dry out the dust starts kicking up, especially if the winds are high. Ah, the […]

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 […]

Dust Advisories Issued for Golden

Posted under: Air Quality,Current Data

(February 26th 2016 – Kamloops) The Ministry of Environment has continued a Dust Advisory issued Tuesday February 23, 2016 for Golden because of high concentrations of dust that are expected to persist until there is a change in weather conditions. The Ministry recommends that residents avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Staying indoors with windows and doors […]

Recent Golden Air Quality Readings

Posted under: Air Quality,Current Data

Golden Air Quality This Past Week   This week we are reporting the PM10 data. This is a combination of the finer particles from burning and coarser particles like road dust. The objective for PM10 is to keep it below 50 micrograms per cubic meter. On Friday, the evening traffic on dry roads really started […]

Wood Stoves and Your Health

The BC Lung Association provides information about the health effects of heating with wood. Especially if we let our wood stoves smoke and smoulder, the air pollution created can harm us inside our homes and harm others in the neighbourhood. Residential wood smoke is caused by homeowners when they burn wood through fireplaces, wood stoves, […]

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