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What's the Air like Today:
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.
Air Quality Complaints HotlineLocal 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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
As part of PGAIR’s annual reporting out, each member organization has been requested to provide an annual update on air quality improvement activities, and particularly implementation activities related to the PGAIR Phase III Plan.
A new report recently released by the Ministry of Environment entitled “2016 Air Quality in Prince George Summary Report” provides an overview of pollutant trends from 1998 until the end of 2014.
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As an individual, you can help Clear the Air by following these simple Tips. The Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable [PGAIR] welcomes volunteers to assist with upcoming projects or programs aimed at improving air quality. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us.
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Do you drive a vehicle for work or home use? Driving smart is one of the easiest and best things you can do to help reduce your impact on the air we all breathe. Read about myths, facts, tips, and take the Drive Smart Pledge here.