A Breath of Fresh Air with Burn It Smart Workshops

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be hosting two free educational sessions in support of the wood stove rebate program in the month of March.

The CVRD has partnered with four local appliance retailers for the new 2016 wood stove exchange rebate program: Bennett Sheet Metal and Heating, Comox Fireplace and Patio, Dalron Home Leisure, and Rainforest Outdoor Living. This month’s “Burn It Smart” workshops will be hosted at Rainforest Outdoor Living (241 Puntledge Road, Courtenay) on Wednesday, March 9, starting at 1 p.m. followed by the next workshop on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at Comox Fireplace and Patio (4911 North Island Highway, Courtenay). All workshop sessions are approximately one hour long.

“These Burn It Smart workshops offer participants the opportunity to learn about firewood management and combustion techniques that curtail smoke emissions.” said Vince Van Tongeren, CVRD’s policy and sustainability analyst. “There will also be a discussion of the technologies new wood stoves employ to increase safety, burn less wood, and minimize emissions.”

For information regarding the “Burn It Smart” workshops and the wood stove exchange rebate program, contact the wood stove exchange program coordinator at 250-339-2241 or by email at wsrebate@gmail.com, or visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/woodstove.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media contact:
Vince Van Tongeren
Policy and Sustainability Analyst
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6038