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On November 21st, 2017, The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is pleased to be working with Vulcan County to bring a new workshop on Air Quality to the region.  The workshop will have presentations on dust effects of human health, what is dust and what are airsheds and their responsibilities to Albertans.  Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop, it will run from 9 am to 2 pm, at the Mason Lodge Hall in Vulcan, Alberta.

Presentations will run 20 minutes long from 9:30 am to noon, after lunch participants will be holding round table discussions on:

  1. Air Quality monitoring in the CRAZ region
  2. Environmental programs currently running in the region
  3. What CRAZ can do for you?
  4. Networking and sharing human health information and what information do we still need?

For more information on the workshop please view the link below:

Workshop Poster

It’s not too late to register!  Follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/municipal-dust-health-effects-suppression-workshop-tickets-39329711225

If you have any questions please contact Tanya.carlson@craz.ca

 

CRAZ has several committees that each provide different expertise in managing our region’s air quality.  The Technical Committee oversees the network of monitoring stations (continuous, passive and mobile) and reviews the data each month to make sure the stations are operating properly and to check for any air quality problems.  CRAZ works closely with Alberta Environment… Continue Reading

A Simplified Guide To Wildfire Smoke The Calgary Region Airshed Zone with Alberta Health Services, the City of Calgary, and Alberta Airsheds Council has produced a Simplified Wildfire Smoke Guide.  This document was created with the 2017 wildfires in mind.  Protecting our children, older adults and the public is very important to all contributing to… Continue Reading

“Take a big breath of fresh Alberta air. Aren’t we lucky to have good air to breathe?” Lindsay Adams, Elbow Valley Elementary principal opened a special clean air assembly for 275 grade three and four students. The students were keen to see the launch of a new Alberta Airsheds Council (AAC) video that was filmed… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed will be hosting the AGM on June 6th at Ralph Klein Park. Keynote Speaker will be Deputy Minister Andre Corbould, Alberta Environment and Parks. Thank you to our sponsors: AGAT Labs, WSP Canada, and Lafarge. For more information please contact Tanya.carlson@craz.ca Continue Reading

In October, 2016, Wheatland County adopted an environmental policy committing the municipality to being a leader in environmental accountability, which to us, means taking responsibility for municipal actions that may impact the environment. The four keys to implementing this commitment are: balancing the environment with the social and economic needs of the community; leading by… Continue Reading

The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley is a charitable organization committed to helping ensure the ecological integrity of the local ecosystem through education, research and outreach. The Institute helps individuals, groups and businesses take steps to make sustainable changes. It provides workshops, shares information and develops practical solutions that are realistic and make a… Continue Reading

An exciting new partnership has been formed between the Calgary Region Airshed Zone and the Telus Spark Science Center! In honor of CRAZs’ 10 Year Anniversary, Spark has been working with us to create three special events to share air quality with everyone. The first event, or I should say display will be open to… Continue Reading

While many Albertans are familiar with Airsheds in the Province, fewer people may be aware of the Alberta Airsheds Council (AAC) and the role it plays in bringing Airsheds together, and supporting the air monitoring framework so that air quality information is collected and shared with all Albertans. The AAC facilitates communication, cooperation and sharing… Continue Reading