The District of Kitimat has provided seed money to help a local group with an air quality monitoring project.
The Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition will use the $5,000 to help it conduct a four-month project sampling air in a residential or recreational area, focusing primarily on sulphur dioxide levels.
Coalition President Lis Stannus says the group will use what’s known as passive air quality sampling.
The sampling locations would be in areas of Kitimat not currently on record with Air Quality BC.
Stannus has been an outspoken critic of provincial permits which allowed Rio Tinto to increase sulphur dioxide emissions from its modernized Kitimat smelter by 55 percent.