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Exciting news happening in the CRAZ region!

On October 1st, 2018, the CRAZ Portable Air Monitoring Laboratory (PAML) was stationed at Mitford Park in Cochrane, Alberta, the PAML will produce real-time data on air quality and provide information on potential health risks using the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) indicator.

To launch this exciting new project we are inviting members of the community of Cochrane and area to join us in celebration and air quality education.

Regional Air Quality Monitoring Kick-Off

November 28th, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Day’s Inn, 5 Westside Drive, Cochrane, Alberta

Mitford Business room

Join us for speeches, a tour of the monitoring station (located in Mitford park, bring comfy walking shoes), air quality education, treats and coffee.

This event is free!  If you have any questions please contact Tanya Carlson at 403-968-5522 or email tanya.carlson@craz.ca

For more information on the PAML Deployment Plan, Monitoring Message and FAQ’s please visit http://craz.ca/documents/#Documents%2FRegional%20Air%20Quality%20Monitoring

 

An Overview of Air Quality Management in Alberta Submitted by Emily Taylor, Alberta Environment and Parks Member of the CRAZ Air Quality Management Planning Committee In 2012, ministers of the environment from all provinces and territories in Canada, with the exception of Quebec*, agreed to implement the national Air Quality Management System (AQMS) to manage… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) is excited to announce on October 1st, 2018 we will begin deploying a portable monitoring station (PAML) in communities within the CRAZ region to conduct continuous ambient air quality monitoring. An objective of CRAZ is to monitor air quality in the areas that have little or no previous monitoring… Continue Reading

Horse River Wildfire of 2016 Millennium Environmental Management Solutions (MEMS) contribution to the assessment of air quality. MEMS worked alongside Alberta Health to determine the effect of the Horse River Wildfire fire and provide support in their effort to assess the potential risk to human health associated with the Horse River Fire.  A preliminary air… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) provides educational workshops in Calgary and region on air quality.  The latest workshop was help in partnership with Wheatland County at the County offices on June 27th, 2017.  Transportation and Air Quality was the focus of the workshop and was well attended. Alyssa Robb, Environmental Coordinator, Wheatland County and… Continue Reading

Update: Due to low registration the CRAZ “Swing for the Air” Golf Tournament is cancelled.  We would like to thank all the people that registered, offered to volunteer, shared the invitation and donated silent auction items.  CRAZ appreciates your support! The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is hosting “Swing for the Air” 1st Annual Golf Tournament… Continue Reading

Workshop Poster & Agenda The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is partnering with Wheatland County to host a “Transportation and Air Quality Workshop”.  This event will be happening on June 27th, 2018 at the Wheatland County offices.  The public is welcome to attend.  This workshop will cover the health effects of Diesel Particulate, Climate Change &… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) held the annual general meeting on June 5th, 2018 at Ralph Klein Park in Calgary, Alberta.  CRAZ would like to thank all the attendees that came and participated in the AGM. Thank you to AGAT labs who sponsored the continental breakfast. Jill Bloor, CRAZ Executive Director kicked off the… Continue Reading

Calgary Region Airshed Zone ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WHEN June 5th, 2018 9am – 3pm WHERE Ralph Klein Park 12350 84th St. SE, Calgary, Alberta AGENDA 9:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast 10:00 – 10:10 am – Welcome by Jill Bloor, CRAZ Executive Director 10:10 – 10:40 am – CRAZ Monitoring by Mandeep Dhaliwal, CRAZ Air Quality… Continue Reading

A team from the University of Calgary conducted a study that takes a first look at the relationship between walk-ability and air pollution, especially near schools. This builds on recent work, which shows that air pollution varies substantially over our city. Don’t forget that our city is BIG: it extends over more than 800 square… Continue Reading