Quebec Standard

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Smog alert was issued for some Quebec areas including Montreal, Quebec City

Montreal

Key takeaways: 

  • Montreal prohibits the use of wood-burning heating machines while smog alerts are in impact.
  • The City of Montreal states air quality is inferior in the eastern portion of Montreal Island.

Smog alerts were issued for Montreal and Quebec City: 

Environment Canada has issued a smog alert for some Quebec areas along the St. Lawrence River, including Montreal and Quebec City.

The federal agency states that it predicts inferior air quality in the impacted provinces today due to high attention of impurities in the air.

The notice also applies in locations along the St. Lawrence river from the region’s southern borders, to the Montmagny province, northeast of Quebec City.

It also clouds parts of the Beauce area, south of Quebec City, and in Gatineau, near Ottawa.

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Quebec City and Montreal under smog alerts

Environment Canada states individuals in Montreal should cease utilising wood-burning stoves and fireplaces till the alert is raised.

A Montreal bylaw prohibits the use of wood-burning heating appliances while smog alerts are in impact.

The city-states wood-burning heating appliances are a significant patron to winter smog.

Quebec’s Environment Ministry states that as of noon on Saturday, air quality was inferior in Laval, near Montreal, as well as the region of Quebec City. The City of Montreal stated air quality was inferior in the eastern portion of Montreal Island.

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