Letters to the Editor

Wood burners

To the editor:

I wish this letter to go to those individuals who are at present polluting our B.C. air with their antiquated wood- or whatever-burning stoves.

I understand that no regulations exist to cover these smoke belching air polluting monstrosities except CSA, which means Canadian are left suffocating.

If you say it is your only source of heat, why kill off your neighbour’s to obtain it? I read about how many die because of pollutted air, and after nights of closed windows, I see why.

We live on the shores of one of B.C.’s most beautiful lakes, not on the edge of a swamp, so any self-respecting mosquito would not stand a chance here.

Natural gas, and propane are available, and the cost may be higher, but what is the human life worth?

The next time you light up that smoking, wood-burning animal, think of your next door neighbour, and don’t throw in that pair of old socks or rubber boot—we have to breathe that polluted, foul-smelling mixture of diluted air.

It is not beautiful B. C. that we breathe because it stinks.


Ron Barnard,

West Kelowna



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