Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable
Members of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable in October 2017.
About the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable
The Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable (the Roundtable) is a multi-party collaborative initiative formed in June 2015. The purpose of the Roundtable is to enable inclusive, multi-party communication, information-sharing, feedback and wider implementation of existing tools, products and initiatives related to air quality that are science-based and that recognize environmental, social, health and economic perspectives.
The Roundtable has Terms of Reference that were approved on October 20, 2015.
Members of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable
Representatives from the following organizations (in alphabetical order) serve on the Roundtable:
* Note: The following is a clarification on First Nations participation on the Roundtable: “Whereas the attendance of First Nations or organizations representing First Nations at the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable cannot be regarded as consent or construed as consultation for impacts to aboriginal interests, rights and title within the Secwepemc Territory, any parties representing industry or local municipal government seeking First Nations approval, consultation, consent or mitigation related to air quality must seek consultation process under sovereign consent of the voted political bodies of Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s Joint Chief & Council.”
City of Kamloops, Domtar, New Gold, Lafarge, Thompson Rivers University and KGHM Ajax Mine are acknowledged for their financial contributions to the Roundtable.
All members listed above are acknowledged for their in-kind donation of time and resources to participate in meetings to date. Thompson Rivers University and the City of Kamloops are also acknowledged for providing meeting space.
The Fraser Basin Council serves as secretariat for the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable. You can reach the Roundtable at:
Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable
2019 State of the Air
The 2019 BC State of the Air Report is now available from the BC Lung Association.
What’s the Air Quality today?
For a helpful overview on the state of air quality in Kamloops, see Air Quality.
For up-to-date details, check out these resources:
KAQR Meeting Updates
July 18, 2018
At their July 18, 2018 meeting, Roundtable members heard an update about a recent City of Kamloops bylaw established restricting idling to 3 minutes.
Information about the bylaw and idling can be found at www.kamloops.ca/idlefree. Updates were also provided about new, clearer messaging regarding wildfires, smoke and human health based on learnings from 2017, with a centralized location for information at Health Link BC.
October 5, 2017
Members of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable met October 5, 2017. Presentations were given on:
The Roundtable also finalized a document providing an overview of the Purple Air Network (air quality monitoring network) respecting its benefits and limitations.
Check our Resources page for KAQR meeting summaries, documents and presentation slide decks.
What can you do?
Yes, there are steps you can take in your daily life to reduce pollutants and improve air quality where you live, work and play. Take a look!