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Replace old wood stoves for new ones through the district’s exchange program

To help improve Vanderhoof’s air quality, the district of Vanderhoof is still offering the Woodstove exchange program.

Through the Woodstove Exchange Program, residents can receive upto $1000 in rebates by replacing your old wood stove with a more efficient one.

Vanderhoof has multiple air advisories through the year and a small change in replacing your old woodstove can go a long way.

As per the district’s website, residents who live within the district of Vanderhoof are eligible.

If you have an internet connection, you can download the application form from the District’s website by simply searching Woodstove Exchange program. You have to submit photos of your existing stove and will receive confirmation if your wood stove is eligible for exchange.

If you don’t have access to a computer, please visit the municipal office at 160 Connaught Street for assistance.

Completed forms can be submitted to Hilary Irvine, community development coordinator for the district of Vanderhoof.

In the Sept. 9 regular meeting, mayor and council have allocated $5000 to the 2020 operational budget for the Woodstove Exchange Program. They have also waived the installation permit fee of $75 for participants of the 2020 program.

The Woodstove Exchange Program is offered through an annual grant from BC Lung and the Ministry of Environment, with matching dollars offered by the District of Vanderhoof.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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