Montreal's air quality improving
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11:37 AM -
The number of days with poor air quality is declining in Montreal, according to a new report by the region's air quality monitoring network.
In 2012, 49 days of poor air quality were recorded -- down from the 67 days reported in 2008.
Of the 49 poor air quality days, 15 were related to smog, mostly during the winter, due to the widespread use of wood-burning stoves.
Authorities are working to replace old stoves and furnaces with newer, more efficient models.
To date, more than 1,500 of the 81,500 active units in Montreal have been removed and another 1,100 are in the process of being replaced.
With files from The Canadian Press