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We Lost a Director, a Community Hero and a Friend.

Posted: Fri March 15, 2019
We are heartbroken to announce the sudden loss of a board member, James Binfield Pawley, who collapsed playing tennis on Thursday March 7, 2019 and died almost immediately. Jim was born January 15th 1944 in…

Long-time Director Louis Legal wins Governor General’s Award

Posted: Mon October 01, 2018
As a retired meteorologist, Louis Legal has been a director of the Clean Air Society for over 15 years and has worked tirelessly through the years to guide efforts to improve air quality on the…

The Founder of our Society has passed.

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017
We are sad to hear of David Holmes-Smith passing. David and his wife Rosemary were the founders of our organization. He will be missed. Please see his obituary below: Obituary of David Holmes-Smith

The society has a new division!  The 2° Institute

Posted: Tue March 29, 2016
Although the Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society has been covering climate change topics in the quest for improving air quality on the coast, we have decided to create a new division for the society to…

the Clean Air Society Winter Newsletter

Posted: Thu March 17, 2016
Please click here for our Winter Newsletter in PDF format.

Smoke Free Bylaw proposal for the Town of Gibsons and Sechelt

Posted: Mon February 22, 2016
Smoke- free bylaws support our collective goal related to building healthy and sustainable communities along the Sunshine Coast. Even though British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada, 6,000 people in BC die each…

Let’s Cool It

Posted: Wed January 13, 2016
by Elizabeth McNeill The Nov. 2015 National Geographic issue is called Cool It: Climate Issue. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/climate-change/special-issue/ It gives an excellent overview for the non-scientist of what countries, towns and individuals are already doing to bring…

Metro Vancouver Discontinues Current Waste-To-Energy Procurement Process

Posted: Wed December 16, 2015
PRESS RELEASE FROM METRO VANCOUVER Due to uncertainty around future waste volumes and continued reduction in residual waste, Metro Vancouver has discontinued its current waste-to-energy (WTE) procurement process. The development of new waste-to-energy is part…

BC MoE Announces 2016 Wood Stove Exchange Program Funding

Posted: Mon December 14, 2015
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT As winter’s cold embrace descends upon B.C., the Ministry of Environment is providing over $190,000 to 13 communities and regional districts as part of the Provincial Wood Stove…

Clean Air Society Newsletter for Summer/Fall 2015

Posted: Wed September 16, 2015
Please click the link below to view our newsletter in PDF format: Summer/Fall 2015 Newsletter in PDF

The SCCAS Educational Symposium: Keep Our Air Safe!

Posted: Wed April 01, 2015
SCCAS 2015 Symposium Poster PDF

AGM nears - Guest Speaker Dr. Paul Martiquet, Smart Home Heating workshop

Posted: Fri February 13, 2015
The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society Annual General Meeting Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1 pm Stalashen Club House - 1585 Field Road, Wilson Creek Guest Speaker Dr. Paul Martiquet Sunshine Coast Medical Officer, Vancouver…

AGM is just around the corner

Posted: Fri January 23, 2015
Attend our 2015 AGM February 22, 2015, 2 pm Stalashen Club House - 1585 Field Road, Wilson Creek Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Martiquet, Sunshine Coast Medical Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health Topic: Local Air Quality and…

AGM set for February 22, 2015 - 2pm

Posted: Fri January 09, 2015
All are welcome to attend the SCCAS AGM Get involved - learn what you can to to protect the environment on the Sunshine Coast Location: Stalashen Club House - 1585 Field Road, Wilson Creek Guest…

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Sat January 03, 2015
View our Winter 2015 Society Newsletter below: http://www.cleanaironthecoast.com/files/newsletters/Clean_Air_Newsletter_Winter_2015.pdf

Ministry of Environment announces BC’s 2014-‘15 Wood Stove Exchange Program

Posted: Mon November 10, 2014
The Province is providing $190,000 to communities throughout British Columbia to encourage residents to replace their old wood stoves with cleaner burning models. Together thirteen communities/regional districts are receiving funding from the Ministry of Environment…

The Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM)  endorsed a motion regarding the transfer of coal to Texada

Posted: Wed October 01, 2014
B92 Environmental Assessments for Thermal Coal Transport Sunshine Coast RD WHEREAS assessment studies provided to Port Metro Vancouver have not assessed the environmental or health impacts related to the release of thermal coal dust during…

Howe Sound Stakeholders meet with MPs Weston and Carrie

Posted: Thu August 28, 2014
Howe Sound Stakeholders Meeting with MP (West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky) John Weston MP (Oshawa) Colin Carrie, parliamentary secretary to Department of the Environment, Government of Canada Monday, August 25, 2014, 3:00-4:30 p.m.…

The SCCAS Summer 2014 Newsletter

Posted: Thu June 26, 2014
Click on this PDF file below to view our newsletter: Newsletter Summer 2014 Thanks Jools, for the great effort!

2014 Wine Tasting Fund Raiser for the Clean Air Society

Posted: Wed April 02, 2014
Time and place: Saturday, April 12th 2014 from 7-9:30 pm at the Seaside Centre Learn about wines at a fun, informative event Selected wines, including: Organic wines from Vancouver Island and Chile -- these wineries…

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