The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society will hold a symposium on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt. Entitled " Keep Our Air Safe, What We Can Do" the day will be filled with speakers, panelists and discussion groups on local issues.

The keynote speaker is Professor Douw Steyn, Air Quality Meteorologist, at UBC. There will also be presentations by Dr. Paul Martiquet, Regional Officer, VCH and Graham Veale, AQ Meteorologist, Ministry of Environment. Other speakers will include: Ruth Simons, Executive Director, The Future of Howe Sound Society; Dr. James Pawley, Director SCCAS - Home heating choices; Metro Vancouver regional garbage incineration projects (speaker TBA). There will also be an update of a new project to establish ongoing data collection of air quality on the coast.

The afternoon will include discussion groups covering industrial issues such as LNG, incineration, gravel extraction and coal transportation; home heating alternatives and local breathing issues of wood smoke, diesel and open burning. Participants will bring ideas for action back to the group.

Everyone is welcome and the Society hopes that the community will find it educational and interesting.

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