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What are the levels?

posted on 9:30 AM, June 7, 2016

Levels of PM2.5 in Kamloops (2011-2013) were 8.2 micrograms (µg)/m3 as the annual average and 20 micrograms (µg)/m3 as the maximum in a 24-hour period. Short-term peaks are often seen during summers with high forest fire activity, notably in 2003 and 2015.

Guidelines for PM2.5 from the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for the BC Southern Interior zone (2013) are a maximum of 10 micrograms (µg)/m3 as an annual average, and 28 micrograms (µg)/m3 as the maximum in a 24-hour period.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

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Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

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FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350