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Places to Note: The following are municipalities where residential burning laws are currently being discussed. We are hopeful that residents in these communities can look forward to positive change.
Amherstburg, Ontario - Waiting to see if a bylaw will be created to cover nuisance smoke. There is no excuse for smoke invasion onto surrounding neighbours.
Calgary, Alberta - Watching to see if a bylaw will be passed to ban wood burning fire pits, which are causing distress for many who wish to breathe clean, smoke-free air in and around their own homes and properties.
Chase, BC - Watching to see if chase will ban all open/backyard burning within the Village.
Limit fire pits to properties no less than 1 acre in
size, 3xs/yr, only on special occasions, to be extinguished
by 10 PM. Because there are alternatives to wood, the risk
to Public health and foot print on the environment, the
cost of permit needs to increase to $100.00
We are watching to see if Cornwall
will ban all outdoor open air burns, people are complaining and
suffering from this exposure to toxic wood smoke emissions. We
also want to see regulations created to phase out the use of
wood burning stoves and fireplaces. A healthy and safe future
will depend on the action taken by our city! We must stop
wood smoke from violating our rights!
Kamloops, BC - The City's own web site says that "wood burning appliances can have significant safety, health and environmental impacts" but, when contacted about a problem, the best advice from City officials was to consider taking "civil action for nuisance". Watching to see if they ever take responsibility for the health of their residents.
Kitchener, Ontario - Watching to see if city officials will do something about the major pollution from Breslau, where an oil recycling plant is causing great discomfort to many residents.
Metro Vancouver - Watching to see what changes will be made to bylaw 1012. Right now MV Residents are not protected from residential wood smoke pollution.
Nanaimo - Watching to see when the City of Nanaimo will pass a bylaw to protects its residents from the toxic emissions from all residential wood burning indoors and outdoors.
Notre-Dame-De-L'ile-Perrot, Quebec - Watching to see when Notre-Dame-De-L'ile-Perrot will pass a bylaw to protect its residents from the toxic emissions from all residential wood burning outdoor and inside.
Powell River - Watching to see if a proposed bylaw to ban all outdoor burning goes through and to have Wood Burning Appliance Bylaw #2083,2005 properly enforced.
Prince George, B.C. - Watching to see when the City of Prince George will pass a bylaw to protect its residents from the toxic emissions from all residential wood burning outdoor and inside.
Spallumcheen, B. C. - The oldest municipality in B.C., and one of the smokiest! Watching to see if anything will be done there to decrease the smoke. Click here for a video of what one person has to live with!
Winnipeg, Manitoba - Watching to see if a bylaw will be created to protect residents from the invasion of noxious wood smoke that is creating so much misery there.