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Fresh Air Experience Contest Winners

Posted on June 14, 2018

Congratulations to Sarah McCagherty from Fort Saskatchewan who won the grand prize in our Fresh Air Experience contest. We thank all who entered. Here is the Grand Prize winning photo and our three honourable mentions.

Sarah McCagherty and family enjoying a bike ride in downtown Fort Saskatchewan.
Sarah Budd and the Fort Saskatchewan Piranhas soccer team practicing near Harbour Pool in Fort Saskatchewan.
Lamont’s Michelle Poitras and her family enjoying one of the trails at Elk Island National Park.
Shelley Romanyshyn and family pausing for a selfie over the Highway #15 pedestrian bridge in Fort Saskatchewan.

Clean Air Day is June 6

Posted on June 5, 2018

June 6 is Clean Air Day. It’s a good time to reflect on the value of clean air and individual activities that impact air quality.

Fort Air Partnership is encouraging residents to support Clean Air Day by walking, cycling, rollerblading, carpooling or taking public transit to work, school or leisure activities. To mark the day, the City of Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County are offering free transit rides.

“Local air quality is at a low risk to health most of the time in the Fort Air Partnership Airshed, according to the Air Quality Health Index calculated by the Government of Alberta using data collected by FAP.  Clean Air Day gives us a chance to think about the steps we can all take to help maintain the quality of that air,” noted Executive Director Nadine Blaney.

Blaney points out that 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 Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), provides people with a way to gauge the quality of outdoor air, and adjust their level of outdoor activity accordingly.