Logs crackling in a fireplace conjure images of romance and comfort, but city officials blame them for dozens of smog advisories being issued last winter.
This past spring, Montreal adopted a bylaw banning the installation of new wood-burning stoves.
"Ultimately, we want people to be safe," said Montreal Executive Committee member Alan DeSousa. "It's good for people's health, and it's also good for the environment."
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My Comment: Alan DeSousa has been on this crusade for as long as I can remember. So now that he is dictating what we should do in our living rooms when it comes to fireplaces and our health .... I guess the next step is having him dictate what we should then do in our other rooms .... all for the cause of assisting us in our health.
Hmmmm ..... forget about the other rooms .... lets go into the bedrooms, since a considerable amount of .... cough cough .... "unhealthy activity" occurs there.
On a side note .... I have been looking for where I can find the "science" that backs up DeSousa's claim. No surprise .... it is nowhere to be found.