Author Archives: CRAZ

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

We are coming to the end of 2016 and what a year it has been for the Calgary Region Airshed Zone. We have continued on our journey of collecting data, charting trends and analyzing data. Our committees have been hard at work understanding the trends, making sure the equipment we are using is the best… Continue Reading

Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw announced the completion of major modernization and environmental upgrades. Physical construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees. The team achieved a very strong safety record, hitting nearly three million hours without a lost time incident. “It… Continue Reading

As part of our Sustainable Community strategy, the Idle Free Bylaw (Bylaw 18-15) was passed in Okotoks-aimed at protecting our environment and the health of our community. Some of the main concerns that led Okotoks to adopt this bylaw were due to excessive idling of vehicles when waiting to pick up children, and also in… Continue Reading

Caring For Our Watersheds (CFOW) is an inquiry-based program sponsored by Agrium Inc. and coordinated by The City of Calgary. Aimed at creating a new generation of environmental stewards, the program asks students in grades 7 to 12 to answer the question “What can you do to improve your watershed?” After researching their local watershed,… Continue Reading

CALGARY REGION AIRSHED ZONE – PHOTO CONTEST “AIR:     MAKE THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE” Categories: Adult, Youth (Under 18) Themes: Weather, Nature, Urban/Industry, People Submission Date: July 15th, 2016 to May 15th, 2017 Submit: ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to all amateur photographers that reside or work within the CRAZ boundaries (boundaries found on the CRAZ website… Continue Reading

The Quirk Creek Gas Plant is a sour gas processing facility located next to the McLean Creek Provincial Recreational Area, 30km west of Millarville Alberta. The facility was commissioned in 1970 by Imperial Oil Ltd. and has been proudly owned and operated by Pengrowth Energy Corp. since mid 2012. The raw natural gas which is… Continue Reading