Managing air quality is critically important to protecting public and environmental health.
In the Comox Valley, there are times of the year when fine particulate matter levels (PM 2.5) exceed the applicable Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS). These instances of exceedance often occur in fall or winter, when many Valley residents are heating their homes with wood, and when weather conditions result in temperature inversions that trap pollutants such as PM 2.5 at ground level.
Woodstove Exchange Program
Learn more about our Woodstove Exchange Program.