2019 CRAZ Annual General Meeting

June 4th, 2019 Ralph Klein Park Join us for the 2019 CRAZ Annual General Meeting. Learn about 2018 data review, Air Quality Management Planning and network with air quality specialists. To sign up: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/calgary-region-airshed-zone-annual-general-meeting-tickets-60674320526 Show more

Clean Air Day Fair

June 5th, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Crescent Point Regional Fieldhouse 125 Fieldhouse Drive, Okotoks, Alberta T1S 0C4 The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is hosting a Clean Air Day Fair on June 5th, 2019. Everyone is invited to come! Take a tour of the Portable Air Monitoring Laboratory. Check out some electric vehicles and… Show more

The New Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) for NO2.

THE NEW CANADIAN AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (CAAQS) for NO2 and CRAZ NO2 LEVELS – Part 1 Our air is composed of nitrogen (78%), oxygen (21%) and argon (almost 1%) i. When fossil fuels are burned nitrogen oxides (NOx), including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), are formed. NO2 contributes to the formation of ozone and at high… Show more

CRAZ Receives Excellent Marks in Recent Air Monitoring Network Performance Audit

The Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Audit Team conducted audits of the CRAZ monitoring network from August 13 to August 15, 2018. At the three continuous monitoring stations, a total of 15 analyzers and nine meteorological sensors were audited. All analyzers and meteorological sensors met audit requirements. “For the past several years, we have been… Show more

A Climate of Change

A Climate of Change “Change is Constant” Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who lived between 535 and 475 BC believed in the ‘doctrine of flux’ and apparently observed that “change is the only constant in life.” Heraclitus also provided my favourite quote of all time: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s… Show more

Regional Air Quality Monitoring Deployment

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… Show more

An Overview of Air Quality Management in Alberta

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… Show more

CRAZ PAML Deployment

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… Show more

Air Quality Assessment for the Horse River Wildfire of 2016

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… Show more