Wood Smoke Information Resources Portal
Residential wood burning is believed to be a significant cumulative source of fine particulate matter (PM) in BC, including Prince George. Exposure to fine PM is linked to adverse human health impacts, such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems and premature death. FBC supports the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable and other initiatives to help residents save fuel and reduce emissions when burning at home.
Wood Smoke Education Online Course
The Wood Smoke Education online course is an interactive learning tool designed to teach the owners and operators of wood stoves how to burn cleanly and efficiently and explain the benefits of doing so.
The course is made up of the following modules, and should take participants from 40 minutes to an hour to complete:
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BC Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program
Check out the incentives for Prince George & Region
The BC Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program (previously known as the Wood Stove Exchange Program) offers incentives to encourage British Columbians to exchange older, smoky wood-burning appliances for low-emission appliances, including gas, pellet and EPA-certified clean burning wood stoves or inserts.
The program has been run since 2009 in the City of Prince George and Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG), managed by Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR) and with administrative support from the Fraser Basin Council.
Through the program, residents have switched out over 400 old stoves for high-efficiency appliances.
The program is possible thanks to a partnership of the Province of British Columbia, PGAIR, the BC Lung Foundation, the City of Prince George and the RDFFG.
Learn more on the PGAIR site.
Video Series on Cleaner Burning
English and French versions available
Check out this three-video series on how you can burn wood cleaner and reduce smoke.
These videos are also available for download in English and French for use by school teachers and others in community education, provided attribution is provided. Together, let's clear the air!
Support for the videos has been provided by Health Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable.
Wood Smoke: Tips for a Cleaner Burn
Burning Clean: It Starts with the Wood
Wood Smoke and Your Health
VIDEOS FOR DOWNLOAD (ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
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Resident Tip Sheets
The Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable, with support from FBC’s Upper Fraser team, has tips to help homeowners achieve greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions: