As of THIS Wednesday (December 31, 2014) drivers in Metro Vancouver will watch the AirCare program drive off into the sunset.
The 22 year old program was the brainchild of the BC government in attempt to cut down on air pollution by emissions testing cars and light trucks.
Now, the government says the program is no longer needed.
Back in 2012 when the fate of the program was being was finally decided, the then Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake, had the following to say:
“Newer makes and models of light-duty vehicles are not the prime source of the blue smoke and pollution experienced on the road today,” said Lake. “When you look at most cars now, they run a lot cleaner than the vehicles rolling off the line when AirCare started in 1992.”