Thank you 2011 members!

PAZA thanks our members for their support over the 2011 monitoring year.  Our regional monitoring network would be unable to operate without the valuable support of our members.

Members represented various stakeholder groups by regularly attending meetings, participating on committees and donating their time and resources to PAZA.  These members are the back bone of PAZA and ensure that we continue to operate with integrity to ensure the best possible air quality data is available to everyone.

To see a complete list of our sponsors go to our members page.  And stop in and say thank you to our members for participating in PAZA!

It was an amazing 2011!

2012 Photo Contest “Nicole Emmett”


April 23, 2012 – PAZA Annual General Meeting

PAZA’s Annual General Meeting promises to be another informative event!  Come out and learn about changes in your air quality.

April 23, 2012
Sexsmith Curling Club, Sexsmith Alberta
Meeting 4:00 p.m.
Supper 5:00 p.m.
Presentations 6:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to by April 20th.

See you there!

Emerald Day in Grande Prairie

PAZA had the pleasure of taking part in the Emerald Day Celebrations at the Grande Prairie Regional College.

The Alberta Emerald Foundation works to recognize, celebrate and inspire environmental excellence in Alberta.  And this is something that all Albertan’s can be proud of!  To nominate an individual for an “Emerald Award” go to the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by the PAZA booth!

Alberta Environement and Water releases document on the Value of Airsheds

Alberta Environment and Water has release a document regarding the value of air and watershed in Alberta.  This report was summarized in the presentation below presented by Cory Doll, Senior Relationship Advisor with Alberta Environment & Water.

Summary Presentation of the Value of Air and Water Sheds in Alberta

If you would like a copy of the entire document please contact PAZA at

PAZA will be at Galleon Open House in Falher, Alberta on November 24, 2011

PAZA will be at the Galleon Open House in Falher!  Come Check us out!

We will have data on air quality in the Falher area over the past 10 years!

Club Alouette

Falher, Alberta

November 24, 2011


Galleon Energy Inc. cordially invites you to an open house on Thursday,
November 24, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Club Alouette in Falher, Alberta.

Join us to hear more about Galleon’s 20011/2012 plans for the Falher/Donnelly
area.  This is your opportunity to meet Galleon’s
local operations staff and ask questions about what we do.

The open house will feature displays about Galleon’s environmental,
health and safety efforts and the company’s potential drilling and operations

Supper will be served from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. We encourage all of
you to attend and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting all of you.

Air Quality Advisory: UPDATE

The following is an Alberta Health Services Health Advisory:

June 2, 2011

Air Quality Advisory: UPDATE

FORT McMURRAY – Alberta Health Services has lifted the air quality advisory previously in place for northern Alberta, with the exception of the Wood Buffalo Municipality. Fires burning in the Wood Buffalo region continue to cause poor air conditions in this area, and thus, Alberta Health Services is still advising Wood Buffalo-area residents to take precautions against potential health risks associated with fire smoke air conditions.

Smoke – still present in the Wood Buffalo-area – contains fine particulate matter that can be absorbed deep into an individual’s lungs, where it can cause health problems. Those with chronic respiratory conditions, such as COPD and asthma, or chronic cardiac illness, like congestive heart failure or angina, can be more sensitive to the effects of smoke.

“Wood Buffalo-area residents who have conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or angina should continue to monitor their symptoms and take any preventative measures their physicians have previously recommended,” advises Dr. Sikora, Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services. “If you experience difficulty breathing or chest discomfort, consult your physician.”

Dr. Sikora also recommends that Wood Buffalo residents suffering from respiratory conditions remain indoors, keep windows closed, and limit strenuous physical activity.

Residents can also contact Health Link Alberta to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).

Air quality monitoring data is updated hourly on the Alberta Environment Air Quality Website at:

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, please call:
Mark Evans
AHS Communications