PurpleAir Monitors Show Poor Air Quality

By Erin Hitchcock, Air Aware Educator A smoky haze hanging over Williams Lake caused air quality ratings to rise to high risk last week, potentially affecting human health. The air quality is a reminder as to what summers have been like due to forest fires throughout B.C. and elsewhere and highlights the importance of monitoringContinue reading “PurpleAir Monitors Show Poor Air Quality”

Facts & Fiction About Idling

Did you know? During the winter, Canadians idle their vehicles for a combined total of 75 million minutes a day and that idling releases twice as many exhaust fumes into the air then a moving vehicle! Here’s the truth about idling – it may surprise you! Check out Idle Free BC for more information. NoContinue reading “Facts & Fiction About Idling”

6 Steps to Reduce Chimney Smoke

Simple steps can be taken to reduce smoke from your chimney. Learning to burn better, protects people, while also saving time and money. Increased efficiency means less wood is require to heat your home. 1. Check the chimney Grey or smelly smoke drifting from your chimney indicates incomplete combustion due to wet wood, not enoughContinue reading “6 Steps to Reduce Chimney Smoke”