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:
Sharon Nelson, councillor for the County of Grande Prairie was elected Chair of PAZA at our Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2012. Sharon is very passionate about the organization and we welcome this enthusiasm. “I campaigned in my constituancy on improvements to the environment so I am very pleased to be a part of the PAZA organization”. Sharon told members at the meeting. Sharon Nelson is a long time resident of the County.
If you share Sharon’s enthusiasm please attend one of our upcoming board meetings!
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.
Big thanks to the County of Grande Prairie and the City of Grande Prairie for partnering to put forward this fun event. Come out and learn about the unlimited options for going GREEN! PAZA will participate by providing a presentation and having a booth. Please stop by and say hi!
April 21, 2012 at the Muskoseepi Park Pavillion in Grande Prairie!
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
You can learn more about the Earth Day Events by going to the City of Grande Prairie’s web page or by visiting the County of Grande Prairie’s web page.
Bring your travel mug and get a free hot chocolate, coffee or tea!