Woodstove Exchange Program Deadline Coming Up
Prince George, B.C. – There’s still time left to participate in the Woodstove Exchange Program though spaces are limited.
The Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR) says the last day to apply and submit all supporting documentation is Dec. 21 by 5:00 p.m.
The Woodstove Exchange Program is supported by the provincial government and aims to improve community air quality by providing incentives to upgrade old smoky woodstoves to cleaner burning options.
Those who take part will also have the chance to educate themselves on clean burning techniques through workshops, pamphlets, websites and social media.
This year’s program started in April, inviting residents in Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to trade in their woodstoves for a new emissions certified wood burning, natural gas, or pellet appliance and receive a $500 rebate.
Residents requiring a Heating Unit Permit through their regional government may be eligible to receive an additional $130 towards their permit fee.
PGAIR manager Theresa Fresco says 40 rebates were made available this year – 20 for the City of Prince George and 20 for use in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. Of those 40 units she notes there are just four left in the city and 11 in the regional district.
For more information on the program, go to the PGAIR website or call 250-612-0252.