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October 27, 2017 7:22 pm

Air Quality Advisory Continues

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Air Quality Advisory issued for Prince George continues today as the  24 hour rolling average of  fine particulates (PM 2.5)  remains above  provincial targets.

The Provincial target is 25 micrograms per cubic meter, and at 9 this morning,  the  24hour  hour  average concentration in Prince George was 33 µg/m3

The Air Quality Advisory issued for Vanderhoof and Smithers also remains in effect.    the 24 hour average concentration  in Vanderhoof was sitting at 55 micrograms per cubic meter,  and at Smithers, the reading was 28

The Ministry of the Environment says the  pollutants are being  trapped  in the region  by low  wind speeds and a deep inversion.   The  conditions are expected to slowly break  down overnight tonight, though cold air will remain pooled in valley bottoms.

Air quality may not improve until later tomorrow afternoon, unless emissions are reduced.


Do we still not get Free Bus Rides on Days like this ?
Because the Male Bus Driver on Wed. Bus #5 from Spruceland to Downtown at 6:22 pm made me pay.

    Yes, bus rides are free when there is an air quality advisory the last I heard.

      Someone owes me $2.50 then.
      City of PG or BC Government ?

Bus Driver also needs a talking to.

Free bus starts at midnight on the day the advisory is declared (not as soon as it is declared – ie if declared in the morning free bus starts next morning), ends midnight on the day it is lifted.

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