HPBAC is advocating for the removal of municipal bylaws in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, that impose restrictions on the use and installation of certified wood-burning appliances in the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland. In addition, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), which encompasses additional rural areas, has established a Regional Airshed Roundtable that will almost certainly recommend the imposition of further restrictions on the use of wood-burning appliances.

Advocating against regulations on wood-burning appliances that are unjustified, unnecessary, and improperly designed in the Comox Valley remains a priority and the local task force, regional Members and Members of the HPBAC Western Regional Committee continue to advocate on behalf of the industry. The HPBAC Government Affairs Committee has requested a decision package be assembled outlining options for continued advocacy. This work is underway and further updates will be provided as the process unfolds.

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