Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reminded residents that as of Jan. 1, 2014, you can no longer burn coal and petroleum coke as space-heating fuels. Other key elements of ban:
- There’s a grace period up to July 1, 2017, if an approved conversion plan is filed by June 30, 2014
- Anyone who hasn’t submitted conversion plans by June 30, 2014 or doesn’t implement their plans by June 30, 2017, may face a fine
- Conversion plans must identify the new energy source, provide details on new equipment or modification to existing equipment, set out proposed timelines for conversion and specify the amount of coal or petroleum coke used in previous years.