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What's the Air like Today:
 
Live information on local and provincial air quality including Air Quality Health Index, hourly air quality monitoring data, and 
air quality advisories:
www.bcairquality.ca/readings/index.html

 

Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)

Available for Prince George, the AQHI is a health protection tool that helps you understand the impact of the current air quality on your health. It is updated each hour and includes a forecast for today and tomorrow.  It can be used to help guide your activties for the day, particularly for people with respiratory or heart conditions, children, and the elderly.

http://www.bcairquality.ca/readings/aqhi.xml

 

Air Quality Complaints Hotline

Local air quality concerns can be directed to the Ministry of Environment at:
Dial Toll Free: 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP)
Online Form: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/rapp/form.htm

 

 

General Inquiries

If you have a concern or suggestion on how to improve air quality please complete our  online inquiry form or phone us at 250-612-0252.  If you have a concern about a specific regulated activity or sector, please view our new Air Quality Complaints Quick Reference Guide for agency contact information.

 

What You Can Do


As an individual, there are some simple steps you can take everyday to help improve air quality, and the health of your family and neighbors:

  1. Drive Less. If you can't get by without a vehicle, try reducing the amount you drive by carpooling, taking transit, walking, or cycling a few times a week. Plan your driving trips ahead of time for the most efficient route that combines multiple errands. Take the PGAIR Pledge to Drive Smart for Clean Air
  2. Maintain Your Vehicle. Vehicles that are regularly serviced produce less air pollution, waste less fuel, and have longer lifespans.  Get regular oil changes and tune-ups. A tune-up can improve the fuel efficiency of your car by 15% and up to 50% if your car has not been regularly maintained.  Don’t tamper with your vehicle’s emissions controls.
  3. Avoid Idling. It wastes fuel, time, money, and is hard on your engine. In cold climates, a block heater on a timer is a more efficient way to warm up your engine.  Driving slowly for the first minute is also a more effective way to warm up the whole vehicle, instead of idling for a long time...
Get more tips Here.  

 

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