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Air Quality Advisory Continued for Prince George

Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 6:54 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The air quality advisory issued for Prince George last Tuesday is still in effect pending a change in weather conditions.

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health Authority issued the advisory on December 13th due to high concentrations of fine particulate matter.  The provincial air quality objective for PM(2.5) is 25 micrograms per cubic metre averaged over 24 hours.  The 24-hour concentration for Prince George, registered at 1pm Friday, was 27.1.

People with heart or lung conditions, diabetes, the elderly and infants may be more sensitive to poor air quality and should remain indoors and take steps to avoid exposure to poor air quality.

This advisory is to remain in effect until weather conditions change.  Should that occur an update will be provided.  The cold weather of the past two weeks is expected to end on Sunday with a warmer front moving in from the coast, providing more seasonal temperatures and precipitation in the form of snow.


When Dennis Fudge was in PG, he used to identify the suspected source of the particulates. Is this traffic? Woodsmoke from pellet stoves? Industry?

With PM 2.5 I suspect it is mostly wood/pellet stoves and possibly fireplaces, although I would think most of those have been converted.

    Check environment Canada web site a and it tells you where all the pollution is created and its not the wood stoves.

I know, it is the new pizza joint with the brick oven and wood fuel. It is located close to the Plaza 400 weather station. ;-)

Awww… comments for the Training Program Benefits Northerners story are closed. Too bad, I was hoping they would actually “create” 52 jobs, but then again, we haven’t heard much from them about “jobs and economy” lately. Hmmm… I wonder why?

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