The program is operated at a community level through grants provided by the Province.
Beginning February 1, 2011, the City of Nanaimo will award 75 rebates ($250) on a first come, first serve basis to homeowners who upgrade their old, uncertified wood burning fireplaces to new, energy efficient gas or pellet models.
Appliances that can be changed-out under this program include:
Replace the appliances listed above with the following:
Upon purchase of your new appliance, you will be given a rebate voucher from the retailer. This form will need to be signed by the retailer at the time of sale and installation, and by the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange when the old unit to sent in for recycling.
Note: Most insurance companies require notification if you are installing a new heating appliance.
Your old stove must be taken to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange to be disposed of (whether by you or the installer). Upon disposal, your voucher will be signed OR you will be given a receipt, which will provide the City with proof of destruction. This receipt should be attached to your signed rebate voucher and returned to the City of Nanaimo.
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange
2477 Kenworth Road (250-758-7777)
Upon completion and return of the rebate voucher, the City of Nanaimo will provide a $250 rebate cheque to the purchaser which will be sent in the mail.
You might acquire a depreciable property such as a building, furniture, or equipment to use in your business or professional activities.
You cannot deduct the cost of the property when you calculate your net business or professional income for the year.
However, since these properties wear out or become obsolete over time, you can deduct their cost over a period of several years. The deduction for this is called capital cost allowance (CCA)
For more information please see the Claiming Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) webpage.
If you are ready to replace your old washer and dryer, FortisBC and Terasen Gas would like to encourage you to purchase an ENERGY STAR set. Purchase between June 15th and August 31, 2010 and you can receive $50 back for an ENERGY STAR washer and $100 back for a complete set. (Claims must be received by September 15th, 2010.)
Applicants can apply directly through FortisBC Power Sense Program for the rebate (application form).Only one rebate available per household, and rebate will be applied to electrical utility bill.