Posts by Glynn Brothen

Take advantage of a good air day!

By on Feb 12, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Air Quality Flags help us learn more about the effect air quality has on our health. The flag colours – blue in particular – remind us to get active on good air quality days, which are frequently recorded in BC. Each day, students log in to their school page on to raise the Air Quality Flag – sharing what kind of air day it is in their...

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Air Quality: Fact or Fiction?

By on Feb 3, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Learning something new always raises a few questions. As students learn more about air quality – it’s a great time to consider some common thoughts about the air and whether they are, indeed, facts. Air quality isn’t as bad during the winter. Fact:  Cooler air in winter can trap pollutants. Winter months are known as inversion months. Inversion is caused by...

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What colour is the flag today?

By on Jan 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

What colour is the flag in your community today? Chances are it is probably blue. Each day as students raise their Air Quality Flag, they are finding that the blue flag is the most common of all four. Given that British Columbia has good air quality most of the time, the frequency of a blue flag should not come as a surprise. The important thing to remember about...

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Schools get creative in second week of Air Quality Flag Program

By on Jan 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Just two weeks into the Air Quality Flag Program and our participating schools and students are reporting the unique ways they’re using the program to learn more about air quality and health. Two students at Barriere Elementary are planning their science fair project alongside their class lessons on air quality.  At Peden Hill Elementary in Prince George, students...

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Air Quality Flag Program Begins in British Columbia

By on Jan 7, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A new year always marks a new chapter. For a dozen elementary schools in B.C., it marks the beginning of a program about air quality and our health; the first of its kind in Canada. The Air Quality Flag Program is unique – developed to teach elementary students in B.C. about air quality and how to monitor it, along with suggested actions on protecting health when...

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