Author Archives: CRAZ

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

Alberta`s Clean Air Strategy The Clean Air Strategy (CAS) is a framework that was renewed by the Government of Alberta in 2012 to support the achievement of the Provincial and National Air Quality Management System (AQMS). The CAS represents an integrated approach for managing air quality that will address current and emerging challenges, and ensure… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone will be holding: Annual General Meeting June 7th, 2016 Ralph Klein Park 10 am to 3 pm CRAZ is please to have the following presentations at the AGM: Inside Education with special guests, the Grant MacEwan Grade 5 Elementary School students, these students will be giving a presentation on what… Continue Reading

CARS Inside Education, an Alberta-based environment and natural resource charitable education society, has always made climate change education a priority through its programs. This year we secured funding for an innovative program we called C.A.R.S. (Clean Air Responsible Schools). Connecting to grade 5 curriculum, C.A.R.S explores the topics of air quality, emissions and climate change.… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is proud to be a member of the Alberta Airshed Council and working with AEMERA we will continue to work together to create the best in air monitoring in Alberta. Continue Reading