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Old 05-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Aircare to end by Dec 31, 2014

Is Aircare on the verge of drawing its last breath?

Environment Minister Terry Lake will make an announcement on the future of the 20-year-old agency in Burnaby this afternoon.

A government news release notes a lot of things have changed since the program was launched, but it also mentions options for the future.

In March, lake told CKNW's Simi Sara he would like to see heavy duty vehicles included in aircare testing.

The agency has a 15 million dollar annual budget.

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stop testing old little cars in an attempt to scrap them,

start testing big semi's

the whole process is retarded anyway,

just dump pure ethanol in half your tank and you will pass everytime anyway
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I understand the point of Aircare, or at least I think so, but why did my 6 year old toyota have to be tested for aircare? Every other car there with me were 90s/80s cars, just seemed odd that a car that is still fairly new would have to go through air care, pay 42$ and be done in less then a minute.
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I understand the point of Aircare, or at least I think so, but why did my 6 year old toyota have to be tested for aircare? Every other car there with me were 90s/80s cars, just seemed odd that a car that is still fairly new would have to go through air care, pay 42$ and be done in less then a minute.
thats why
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I understand the point of Aircare, or at least I think so, but why did my 6 year old toyota have to be tested for aircare? Every other car there with me were 90s/80s cars, just seemed odd that a car that is still fairly new would have to go through air care, pay 42$ and be done in less then a minute.
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thats why

I thought A/C was for cars older than 7 years. Has that changed?

I personally think A/C is good - it's just there is no logic behind the execution. Rip off the poor sole making min wage delivering pizza on his 87 Civic. I'm sure if that person had the money, he'd be driving a 2007 civic and owning the pizza joint. I dont see how this is any different than writing up a bum jumping the skytrain. Maybe have a low income pass feature?

Also about semi's - are they not subject to A/C or is the agency too pussy to piss off industry?
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I thought A/C was for cars older than 7 years. Has that changed?

I personally think A/C is good - it's just there is no logic behind the execution. Rip off the poor sole making min wage delivering pizza on his 87 Civic. I'm sure if that person had the money, he'd be driving a 2007 civic and owning the pizza joint. I dont see how this is any different than writing up a bum jumping the skytrain. Maybe have a low income pass feature?

Also about semi's - are they not subject to A/C or is the agency too pussy to piss off industry?
i have recently learned that you can bump the gvw of your truck to 5001 lbs(I assume) and its aircare exempt....but you pay more insurance, but can legally haul more weight.
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CKNW has learned the provincial government will phase out emissions testing of cars and light trucks in the Aircare program.

Environment Minister Terry Lake will make an announcement in Burnaby this afternoon on the future of the 20-year-old agency.
Sources say the focus will be shifted to heavier vehicles like semi's and R-V's, but it's not clear yet whether Aircare itself will survive the change.

The agency employs about 140 people and claims it has helped reduce vehicle emissions in metro vancouver by 33 per-cent since 1992.
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thank god.

goodbye aircare. not gonna miss you.
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thank god.

goodbye aircare. not gonna miss you.
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not till 2014?

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RT @jonathanfowlie: Expecting Air Care to be cancelled for cars and light trucks in 2014. Heavier vehicles still subject to some form of testing. #bcpoli
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If that's true...
Finally we can use that money to pay for gas instead.
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I would prefer if they kept A/C at $45 per year and got rid of the gas tax

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@CKNW: It's official: Aircare to end by Dec 31, 2014; in meantime #BCGov 2 consult on reducing diesel/partic emissions from trucks etc. #bcpoli
@CKNW: Also, Aircare fees 2 b cut, but news release doesn't mention figure.
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The current testing contract with Envirotest Canada to provide light-duty vehicle emissions testing in this region runs until December 31, 2012. The Province has not made a decision on the future of light-duty vehicle emissions testing beyond 2012.
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They've been saying aircare is gonna be gone in so and so year, NOPE still around.
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They keep saying it'll be phased out, but then keeps coming back. What bugs me about air care is that only people within the Lower Mainland need to have it done ie. Squamish residents and all towns/cities further away are exempt. With the new OBDII plug and check, you might as well have it so that you can't insure your car with a CEL through ICBC. Why bother with having facilities for doing it.
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One day after the election: BC NDP introduce comprehensive vehicle testing to take place once yearly for $50 dollars, in locations conveniently in the same building that housed aircare.

And then people can talk for years about how aircare was nothing compared to this shit. All I had to do was pour a bottle of methyl hydrate in the tank and off we go.
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I hope it's all true this time around. I had a hell of a time getting my previous motor (a 1.5L non-vtec D15B2) to fucking pass aircare. I sure as shit wasn't doing as much harm to the environment as the V6's, the V8's and the diesel vehicles spewing out huge clouds of black smoke. fucking aircare
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goodbye aircare. not gonna miss you.
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didnt they renew the contract to run aircare a couple months ago?? im so confused now.... god, government, make up ur minds already!
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I havent had one on in 4+ years

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