A fire smoke advisory has been issued for northern Alberta, including Grande Prairie and area. Air quality is expected to deteriorate over the next few days, due to fires burning in northwestern Alberta.
For up to the hour Air Qualtiy Health Index (AQHI) ratings in our area please visit www.paza.ca. Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at
In severe smoke conditions, even health individuals may experience irritation of eyes, throat and possibly shortness of breath. Learn about what you can do to protect yourself. The following information is courtesy of Alberta Health Services:
While Grande Prairie continues to enjoy a low risk Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) rating, Alberta Health Services has issued a precautionary Air Quality Health Advisory for the region. Smoke in the air due to uncontrolled fires in northern Alberta may cause deterioration of air quality into the weekend.
For up to the hour AQHI rating please visit www.paza.ca
The following information is courtesy of Alberta Health Services:
Bob Savage was one of a handful of forward thinking individuals to sit in a tiny office and dream up PAZA. Mr. Savage gave members at PAZA’s Annual General Meeting a brief summary of PAZA’s beginnings in his last act as PAZA member and director. “It took a long time to get PAZA off the ground”.
Mr. Savage served on PAZA’s board wearing many different hats from 1999. First as a government representative with the Energy Resources Conservation Board, then an industry representative and finally as a public member. Bob’s guidance will be greatly missed at the PAZA table.
Everyone at PAZA wishes Bob and Mary Jane all the best!
PAZA invites you to read through our 2011 Annual Report to the Community. This document provides a brief summary of any air quality events, how PAZA air compares to other areas in the province as well as our accomplishments. It also highlights some fantastic photography from our photo contest.
The Peace Airshed will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2012! And you are invited to learn about the air quality in the peace region over the past year. It will be a great event with lots of opportunities to speak with local municipalities, government agencies and industry.
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.