New air monitoring station in Alberta city to record pollution data

By on April 29, 2014

St. Albera, Alberta (Credit: WinterforceMedia, via Wikimedia Commons)


In the Canadian province of Alberta, the city of St. Albert is the only city with more than 50,000 people that doesn’t have an air quality monitoring station, according to the St. Albert Gazette. Members of the city’s environmental advisory committee say this leaves a gap in understanding air pollution there.

There are plans to install an air monitoring station, but a site for the install has not yet been selected. After listening to residents’ concerns at town meetings, city officials plan to make a site recommendation by June.

Many would like the station to go in a park or on the grounds of a local school. It will be equipped to take samples of the city’s air and measure wind data.

Image: St. Albera, Alberta (Credit: WinterforceMedia, via Wikimedia Commons)

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