Ministry of Environment air quality technician Steve Josefowich guides (left) as crane operator Jason Bossert of Sher Holdings Ltd. in Kamloops lowers the 5,500 pound air quality monitoring station behind Lake City Secondary Columneetza Campus last Saturday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Ministry of Environment air quality technician Steve Josefowich guides (left) as crane operator Jason Bossert of Sher Holdings Ltd. in Kamloops lowers the 5,500 pound air quality monitoring station behind Lake City Secondary Columneetza Campus last Saturday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

VIDEO: Williams Lake gets new air quality monitoring station

With help from Sher Holdings Ltd. the Ministry of Environment installed a replacement unit at the Columneetza air quality monitoring site.

Williams Lake’s new Columneetza air quality monitoring station was installed Saturday morning.

Crane operator Jason Bossert of Sher Holdings Ltd. in Kamloops brought the 5,500 pound unit to the lakecity from Kamloops where it was constructed.

The Ministry of Environment’s air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams and air quality technician Steve Josefowich were also in Williams Lake to help with installing the unit.

There is also new fencing and a new foundation at the site.

Power was hooked up to the station Monday and staff from the Ministry in Williams Lake will wait for the various analyzers inside the station to stabilize before they are calibrated.

In an earlier interview Adams said a 10-metre tall tower will be added which will allow the wind instruments that are currently located at Canadian Tire to be moved to the new station.

The new station replaced the previous one that Adams said had reached the end of its life. The new one is an all-metal structure.