RDKB oks woodstove program

Regional District Kootenay Boundary has been helping clear the air since 2008 by participating in the Woodstove Exchange program.

The RDKB board of directors received a report from Theresa Lenardon, RDKB manager of administration, regarding the 2014-15 Provincial Wood Stove Program.

In her report, Lenardon stated that the program is designed to encourage British Columbians to change their older smoky wood stoves for low-emission appliances including new CSA/EPA certified clean-burning wood stoves. Communities benefit from better air quality and individuals benefit from increased efficiency saving money and reducing pollution.

The program has been in place since 2008 and has gone really well.

“We’re really supportive of the wood stove program,” said Grace McGregor, RDKB board chair. “It has been very successful. Most of the electoral area directors provide a bit more money to go with that incentive from our grant-in-aid to encourage people to trade in their stoves which had emissions.”

Lenardon recommended that the board approve participation in the 2014-15 Wood Stove Exchange Program and that it be called “The RDKB Wood Stove Exchange Program.” The RDKB would act as the administrator of the program and distribute the grant funds.

 

 

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