The CVRD worked with partners to establish a neighbourhood sensor network. Sensors for the network were established in collaboration with the School District, the BC Ministry of Environment and community stewards. Real time air quality readings can be found in various neighbourhoods by zooming into the Cowichan Region at the Purple Air network map.
Provincial Air Quality Monitors
The BC government maintains PM2.5 sensors at 3 locations in the Cowichan region. The data can be found at the BC Air Quality page under Current PM2.5 Data.