AIR QUALITY - FORT AIR PARTNERSHIP

Fort Air Partnership (FAP) is a non-profit organization that monitors the air people breathe in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland every minute of every day, all year long. FAP has ten continuous air monitoring stations, one of which is just behind Gibbons' Town Office. Take a tour of the inside of a typical station. You can check the daily and forecast rating of Gibbons' air quality by clicking on the button shown below.

Fort Air Partnership has released a Vision 2030 What We Heard Report summarizing the results of a 2017 public consultation with local residents, governments, industry and partners regarding its future growth and development. Read the report

Fort Air Partnership - Chipman Portable Air Monitoring Project

A new Fort Air Partnership report regarding a year-long air monitoring project in Chipman indicates air quality is of low risk to health 98.6% of the time for residents in that area. The report details how air quality in Chipman compares to other communities. Read the report.

Fort Air Partnership New Release - Chipman Air Quality Report

Clean Air Day June 3, 2020

 

NEWS RELEASE

May 26, 2020

 

 

Local Residents Encouraged to Take Action on Clean Air Day

 

June 3 is Clean Air Day. It’s a good time to reflect on the value of clean air and individual activities that impact air quality.

 

“While local air quality is at a low risk to health most of the time in our Airshed, Clean Air Day gives us a chance to think about the steps we can all take to help maintain and even improve the quality of our local air,” noted Fort Air Partnership Executive Director Nadine Blaney. 

 

There are many ways individuals can contribute to clean air. For example, walking, riding a bicycle or taking the bus instead of driving a car lessens the impact on air quality. Choosing air-friendly products, not idling a vehicle while parked, using less energy by turning down thermostats and air conditioners, and shutting off lights when they are not needed are other ways to improve air quality. 

 

Fort Air Partnership is encouraging residents to support Clean Air Day by taking at least one of these actions on June 3…and making it a habit throughout the year.

 

Fort Air Partnership continuously monitors and reports on outdoor air quality in and around the Industrial Heartland. This information, along with a daily and forecast AQHI, is available to the public at fortair.org   The AQHI provides people with a way to gauge the quality of outdoor air, and adjust their level of outdoor activity accordingly.

 

 

For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Nadine Blaney, Executive Director

Cell: (780) 289-6631

E-mail: Nadine.blaney@fortairmail.org

Healthy Communities Need Clean Air Contest

The Alberta Airsheds Council, of which Fort Air Partnership is a member, has launched a province-wide Healthy Communities Need Clean Air Contest as a way of engaging young people in Alberta to learn about air quality issues. Students aged 6-13 are invited to use their creativity (draw, write, take a picture, make a video, etc.) to share what they’ve learned about air quality. Prize winners will be announced on Clean Air Day, June 3. The contest website can be found at: https://www.albertaairshedscouncil.ca/contest

Fort Air Partnership - Provincial Audit

The results of a provincial audit of Fort Air Partnership’s air monitoring network gives the organization high marks for performance. Learn more…

Take the Pledge - Stop Needless Idling

Fort Air Partnership has joined forces with other Alberta Airsheds to discourage needless idling of vehicles. Research shows 60 seconds or less is best for the environment, and saves fuel and money. Go to the Alberta Airsheds Council’s website to learn more and make a pledge to not needlessly idle your vehicle.

Fort Air Partnership 2019 Regional Air Quality Results

A summary of Fort Air Partnership’s 2019 regional air quality monitoring results show that overall, the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) risk to health rating in the region was significantly lower in 2019 when compared to 2018. Learn more…

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Thanks for all you do! The holiday season is the perfect time to say thank you to those from industry, government and the public who generously give their time and expertise to Fort Air Partnership as Board and committee members. See the list.

Fort Air Partnership - Q2 2019 Air Monitoring Results

Although most of the province was affected by smoke from wildfires burning in northwestern Alberta from May 30 to June 1, overall air quality in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland was of low risk to health the majority of the time from April 1 to June 30. Learn more…

Portable Station in Chipman

Portable Station in Chipman Now Up and Running!

Fort Air Partnership recently moved its portable air monitoring station to Chipman. It is now up and running. Go to fortair.org to see a daily and forecast Air Quality Health Index rating for Chipman and to see live data from the station. Read more...

Data Trending and Comparison Report

Fort Air Partnership has just released a special Data Trending and Comparison Report detailing important information about how annual averages of five key substances that affect local air quality have changed over time within the Airshed. In the report, comparisons are also shown between the Fort Saskatchewan air monitoring station and stations located elsewhere in Alberta, Canada and internationally. Read the report.

Winter Temperature Inversions

Winter temperature inversions in the Capital Region have contributed to fluctuations in the Air Quality Health Index, at times resulting locally in steady levels of moderate ratings or the occasional high rating. Learn more...

Fort Air Partnership Long Term Action Plan

Fort Air Partnership just released a long-term action plan and Q3 2018 air quality monitoring results. Learn more...

First Portable Air Monitoring Station

Ribbons Cutting - Portable Station

Ribbons Cutting - Portable Station

 

Fort Air Partnership (FAP) Chairman Allan Wesley (centre) and Bon Accord Mayor David Hutton (centre right) cut the ribbon to officially open FAP's new portable air monitoring station June 19 while MLA Colin Piquette, members of the Bon Accord Council and FAP Board of Directors look on.

 

Fort Air Partnership’s first portable air monitoring station is now fully operational in Bon Accord. Check out the news release and fact sheet