The Wood Stove Exchange program is being funded once again. The program offers financial incentives to owners who replace old fireplaces and wood stoves with modern clean burning stoves. $11,000 in funds will be distributed through the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable. Qualifying homeowners wil be eligible for $250 rebates.
“The Wood Stove Exchange program provides an incentive for people who want to replace their current wood burning stoves with more efficient models,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “As we work to improve air quality, this is one way residents can do their part.”
“Since wood smoke contributes to air pollution, the Wood Stove Exchange Program helps our environment by replacing old stoves with newer, more efficient models,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said.
The provincial government says since the program was introduced in 2008, more than 400 tonnes of pollution has been removed from the air.