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Dry Firewood Dealer in the Bulkley Valley Lakes District?

Let us know! coordinator@cleanairplan.ca

Local Societies and Resources:
Bulkley Valley Airshed Management Society, on all things air: wood stove exchange rebates, inventories, regulation, appliance recycling, industry siting, best practices and/or the Community Action Plan for Clean Air
Mail: BAG 5000, 3726 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC. V0J 2N0, mark to the attention of Ben Weinstein, Meteorologist, Ministry of the Environment
E: coordinator@cleanairplan.ca, www.cleanairplan.ca

Grassroots organizations:
Choked: http://cleanairbc.tc.ca
Fella: ohnopro.ca
Clean Air Now: https://can-bv.ca

Provincial Resources and contacts:
the Air Quality Health Index, hourly air quality readings and related health messages
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/data/aqhi-table.html

hourly readings, advisory notices, smoky skies bulletins, regulations and expected venting conditions by the Province of BC: Phone (Enquiry BC):1 800 663 7867
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air

subscribe to receive free receive notifications of Air Quality Advisories and Smoky Skies Bulletins for your area
https://aqss.nrs.gov.bc.ca/subscription.html

report poachers and polluters: 1 877 952-7277 or #7277

Venting forecasts from the Province of BC: https://envistaweb.env.gov.bc.ca/aqo/files/bulletin/venting.html

Health Authorities:
Northern Health at 565- 2150 or www.northernhealth.ca
December is lung cancer awareness month: https://lcam.org/?utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_name&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

BC Lung Association
https://bc.lung.ca/how-we-can-help/wood-smoke-and-lung-health/wood-stove-exchange-program
https://bc.lung.ca/sites/default/files/1074-State%20Of%20The%20Air%202019_R9.pdf
https://bc.lung.ca/health-professionals/webinars-air-quality-and-health

Firt Nations Health Authority
https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/environmental-health

woodstove exchange rebates
local:
https://cleanairplan.ca/blog/2019/10/28/wood-stove-exchange-program-still-on/

Provincial listings:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-pollution/smoke-burning/exchange


PG AIr and Burn It Clean Tips
https://www.pgairquality.com/Programs/burn-it-clean
https://www.pgairquality.com/redirects/home-old

Rebate or subsidy search tools:

https://betterhomesbc.ca/rebates/cleanbc-better-homes-and-home-renovation-rebate-programs/
https://betterhomesbc.ca/?utm_campaign=20190607_GCPE_AM_BHBB_1b__ADW_BCGOV_EN_BC__TEXT
buy, build, or renovate for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing, you could receive a 15% rebate for building a home to ENERGY STAR® standards or up to 25% for building a home to R-2000 building standards
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/income-taxes/personal/credits/seniors-renovation

more listings but no rebates currently for those in the BVLD Airshed (Dec 2019)
https://www.homeperformance.com/bc-rebates-vancouver-victoria-bc-vancouver-island
federal listing of rebates
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/corporate/statistics/neud/dpa/policy_e/results.cfm?attr=0
$1000 if you intall heat pumps and are electrically heated, $3000 if you install heat pumps and are heating with fossil fuel – oil, propane or natural gas.
https://www.homeperformance.com/bc-heat-pump-rebate-grants-for-ground-air-source-heat-pumps

Participating Wood Stove Exchange Dealers:
Hazelton:
Beertema’s, beertemas@bulkley.net

Smithers:
North Central Heating and Plumbing, 250 847-3060
Copper River Plumbing and Heating, 250 847-0046
Telkwa:
Cold Climate Heating Solutions 250.877.1344, info@coldclimateheating.ca
Burns Lake:
SJWR Installations, sep.shanks@lakebabine.com
Comfort Zone, fritsgoossen@hotmail.com

Canadian Wood Stove Standards
https://www.ehow.com/info_12182936_canadian-wood-stove-standards.html
EPA and wood smoke, standards
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/wood-smoke?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Fire Wood:

Houston to Witset: Misener & Son, Angela and Dwayne: 250 802-2346, 250 847-1993

Smithers to Witset: Ed and Jerry, the Pete Brothers, 778 643-9722 or 778 643-9231

Smoke Forecasts:
Blue Sky Canada Smoke forecats
http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/BSC06CA12/current/

OPEN Burning:
Alternatives to open burning
www.compost.org and www.rcbc.bc.ca.

Bylaws and Enforcement:

Provincial:
Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/natural-resource-stewardship/natural-resource-law-enforcement/conservation-officer-service/cos-rapp

Municipal:
The Town of Smithers: 250 847-1600, http://www.smithers.ca/residents/public-safety/open-burnin
The Village of BurnsLake 250 692-7587, http://office.burnslake.ca/mayor-council/bylaws-and-policies/
The District of Houston 845-2238, https://houston.civicweb.net/

Monitors:
local area purple air monitors with live readings in homes or roaming
https://www.purpleair.com/map#11.62/54.7911/-127.1638

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