Air quality monitors installed around Whitehorse

Air quality monitors have been installed across Whitehorse to measure the amount of particulate matter during the winter and summer seasons.

Air quality monitors have been installed across Whitehorse to measure the amount of particulate matter during the winter and summer seasons.

The Yukon government set up the monitors in partnership with Health Canada and the City of Whitehorse last November.

The one-year study will look at the effect of wood smoke in the winter as well as potential forest fires in the summer, according to Janine Kostelnik, an environmental protection analyst with Environment Yukon.

The data will be sent back to Health Canada over the course of the year, Kostelnik said.

The monitors are located in Kopper King, Hidden Valley, Copper Ridge, Takhini, Riverdale, Porter Creek and at Elijah Smith Elementary School.

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