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Tuesday September 15 2015 15 ENVIRONMENT AIR QUALITY Please leave a message at 872-5543 for details. WESCLEAN NORTHERN SALES LTD. FemaleBaby Calico Looking for a new home Tricia is very well-behaved and loves to be cuddled. Shes only a baby and she needs somebody to love her and take care of her. But you can adopt her and love her. Yay A happy ending Your ad could have been here. Dont miss out next time. Call 867 872-3000 ext. 26 or e-mail to book an ad today. By DALI CARMICHAEL The territorial coroner is calling for a re- view of the patient care given to an Inuvik man who died by suicide after repeatedly asking for help. Milan Cerny 62 was found deceased in his apartment by the RCMP on Aug. 15 2014 after his landlord called for a wellness check. Given this mans struggle with loneli- ness depression his problems with addic- tions his problems with medications was everything done that could have been done for him NWT chief coroner Cathy Menard said in explaining her decision for the request. Was there something more that could have been done Menards report states Cerny had been ad- mitted to the Inuvik hospital with depression and suicidal ideation in June 2014. Soon after it was decided that he would benet from home care which appears to have been unsuccessful according to the report. In the months leading up to his death Cerny had several visits with his counselor where he described his symptoms worsen- ing. In addition to his negative ideation he complained of a lack of appetite and sleeping many hours a day. More than once he requested to be admit- ted to the hospital to be stabilized. Cernys remains were sent to Edmonton for autopsy. Numerous pills and pill frag- ments were found in his stomach during the examination. A toxicology test performed on bile and liver tissue revealed elevated levels of morphine a medication not included on Cernys list as of April 2014. There was no natural disease found to ac- count for the death. In reviewing the information and docu- mentation I have determined that Milan Cerny died as a result of morphine toxicity Menard wrote. I further classied the man- ner of death as suicide. The Beaufort Delta Health and Social Ser- vicesAuthoritydidnotrespondtotheJournals request for comment before print deadline. Iknowthoserecommendationswhenthey aregivenaretakenveryseriouslyMenardsaid. Cernys death is believed to be one of 12 suicides in the Northwest Territories in 2014. There were eight in 2013 and in 2012. Coroner calls for review of care following Inuvik mans suicide BY CRAIG GILBERT The New Democrat government in Alberta should clear the air on recently released air quality data for the Wildrose province the Ofcial Opposition said Sept. 10. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips released a report based on Canadian Am- bient Air Quality Standards a day earlier that raised the alarm over particulates and ground-level ozone measured at testing sta- tions across the province but particularly in the Red Deer district. There are nine dis- tricts in all. The data is presented as four levels of alert green yellow orange and red red being the worst. For the purpose of the report an entire district is rated according to the worst single reading from any station within that district. The Peace River and Lower Athabasca dis- tricts encompass northern Alberta. Lower Athabasca which stretches from the NWT down the Saskatchewan border to the Edmon- ton district was rated orange for particulate matter and yellow for ground-level ozone due to low-level readings at stations placed near populatedindustrialized areas at CNRL Ho- rizon and Anzac respectively. Peace River which covers the rest of northern AB reaching down beyond Grande Prairie saw all four of its monitoring stations measure yellow level readings for particulates and green for ozone. The Red Deer district by comparison was rated red meaning at least one station there JUSTICE MENTAL HEALTH registered more than 63 parts per billion ppb of ground-level ozone over an eight- hour period or 28 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic metre of air gm3 over a 24-hour period or both. Phillips said in a press release the num- bers are concerning and put Alberta on track to have the worst air quality in Canada sooner than later. We cant keep going down the same path and expecting a different result she said. Our government has a responsibility to protect the health of Albertans by ensuring air pollution from all sources is addressed. The Red Deer air zone now requires a mandatory response action plan to reduce levels below ambient standards while the Lower Athabasca Upper Athabasca North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan re- gions require management plans to protect them from potential future exceedances ac- cording to the government. Effective immediately Alberta will im- plement action plans developed under the national Air Zone Management Framework. The framework has four levels each of which requires a different degree of man- agement action and planning. Government is exploring a number of possible options to reduce air pollution emissions includ- ing more stringent standards for indus- try standards for vehicles and increased air monitoring. The province may not need any degree of management action according to Wildrose environment critic Todd Loewen. Without a better explanation from the NDP any new policy appears to be an over- reaction Loewen said in a release. We have conicting data on the governments own website and they have failed to identify pollution sources for the Red Deer data. It is clear we need to take a more balanced ap- proach to this issue based on evidence and not ideology. The government should provide measur- able comparisons with other provinces to identify likely sources for actual declines in air quality and put forward balanced and common sense solutions to ensure clean air in all regions of the province he said. Everyone wants clean air but it looks like the Environment Minister needs to do more homework before jumping ahead with new policies and regulations. The responses Phillips described are based on an air quality standard adopted by the Canadian Council of Environment Ministers in 2012. The data is based on incorporating a three-year average of the measurements taken at the monitoring stations. Wildrose skeptical of Alberta air quality report PhotocourtesyofCNRL An air quality monitoring station near CNRL Horizon registered low levels of particulate matter and ground-level ozone according to the Alberta government.