Fireplace smoke pollutes the air

I want to comment with regard to the ongoing problem of smoke filtering down from the residences above us from fall to early spring.

Dear Editor:

I want to comment with regard to the ongoing problem of smoke filtering down from the residences above us from fall to early spring making it a health hazard to leave windows open to let fresh air into the house.

Coming from the northern community of Prince George where wood burning in fireplaces has been banned in the town centre and immediate outlying areas due to air pollution especially in winter when the smoke drops down into lower areas.  In this day and age when smoking is banned in public places, recycling is common place and everything from construction techniques and vehicles are going “green”, how is it that this method of heating is still allowed in the city residential areas?

I’m certain other neighbours in the area and also in other subdivisions would agree and feel the same about my concerns.

Peter Neumann

Summerland