Woodstove exchange returns to Kimberley

Trade in your inefficient stove for a cleaner burning model

The Ministry of Environment and Wildsight are bringing back a program that has proven both popular with residents and successful in the past. That program is the Wood Stove Exchange, and it will be available to Kimberley residents beginning March 1, 2013. Residents of Cranbrook and the Regional District of East Kootenay Areas A and E will also qualify for the program.

Rebates of $250 will be offered to qualifying purchasers of new, EPA/CSA certified wood, pellet or gas stoves when replacing old, uncertified models.

There are 45 rebates available on a first come, first served basis. During March and April 2013, participants will benefit from an additional consumer discount of $150 off the supplier’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

The goal of the program is better air quality for all residents. Once again the program will be coordinated by Erna Jensen-Shill. You can contact her by e-mail  erna@wildsight.ca or by phone 250-427-9360. Or check the City’s web site (www.kimberley.ca) or the RDEK web site (www.rdek.bc.ca) for more information