Air Quality Monitoring

Major programs related to provincial air quality management are:

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring :In cooperation with Environment Canada, ambient air monitoring is being conducted on selected urban areas within the province. Additional monitoring stations are being considered to improve area of coverage and to enhance decision making. A website providing the monitoring data in near real time is available and publicly accessible. Also, the Province is an active partner in the Canada Air Quality Health Index forecasting (AQHI) program. The AQHI is designed to help Manitobans make informed decisions about protecting themselves and their family from the effects of air pollution. The AQHI is currently available for Winnipeg and Brandon and is being considered for Flin Flon and Thompson.