Wildfire Smoke in Peace region

Air Quality in the Peace Region is very high today. Limit your exposure. Reduce outdoor activities. Grande Prairie-24, Beaverlodge-30, Rycroft-15. Be safe! Call Alberta 811 if you’re feeling adverse health effects, or go to http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page13075.aspx

Health Advisory: Fire Smoke Advisory Issued for North

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
1-877-247-7333.

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:

 

 

 

Health Advisory: Precautionary Fire Smoke Advisory Expanded to Grande Prairie Region

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:

PAZA Founding Member Bob Savage Retires

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 Releases 2011 Annual Report to the Community

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.

Enjoy!

How was your air in 2011? Annual General Meeting April 23, 2012

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.

Meeting 4:00 p.m.
Supper 5:00 p.m.
Presentations 6:00 p.m.

Sexsmith Curling Club in Sexsmith, Alberta!

Please RSVP to Dawn by email dawn@paza.ca or call 780.833.4343

Love to see you there!

 

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 dawn@paza.ca 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!