Participants in the Critical Mass Bike Ride and Parade gather at the Spirit Square before heading through the city to celebrate GoByBike Weeks in October 2022.
Doug and Nola Purdy look out from their deck in the Westridge area of the city. To their left they smile toward cleaner skies, while to the right and below them sits a haze. On that day air quality was reading good on both the Air Quality Health Index monitor and PurpleAir monitors; however, neither type measure PM10, or dust, so it’s believed that contributed to the hazy air quality that day.
Erin Hitchcock photo
Williams Lake needs to make air quality improvements, according to Central Air Zone report.
If you’re considering replacing your machine, choose electric over gas-fired contraptions, in order to reduce harmful emissions that affect our air quality and contribute to greenhouse gases.
Heat pumps can help keep us cool in the summer, warmer in the winter, filter the air and reduce our environmental footprint.
A Swedish observational study suggests there is a correlation between air pollution and an increased risk of positive Covid-19 cases and more severe outcomes among young adults.
Did you know? Williams Lake has a meteorological air quality monitoring station at Columneetza School. It measures the big 3 pollutants, particulate matter (PM2.5, PM10), nitrogen dioxide ( NO2) and ozone (O3 ), along with current weather conditions (temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind speed/direction). Local and Provincial data, with links to Smokey Sky Bulletins and Air QualityContinue reading “Are you having a bad AIR day?”
Active transportation is human-powered, self propelled movement between locations. Whether one walks, runs, rides a bike, kayaks or skates, choosing to participate means less pollution in the air. Driving less reduces emissions linked to poor health and climate change, while physical activity has many benefits for individual health and wellness.