DC idles, less this week

Did you know that this week, is Idle Less Week in Dawson Creek?

With airshed protection being a shared responsibility, Mayor Dale Bumstead and city council want ratepayers to adopt an attitude that values clean air as a finite resource.

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Toxic gases generated by vehicle exhaust are harmful to human health and air quality and contribute to the greenhouse gas effect; vehicle exhaust contains fine particulate matter that through frequent exposure, (and) can lead to respiratory diseases and chronic illness, with children most commonly exposed. Melanie Turcotte, sustainability clerk for the city introduced the matter to council agenda.

Council is encouraging all residents to take a proactive role in minimizing harmful health and environmental impacts of excessive vehicle idling.

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