This is the fourth part of a five part series about Valemount’s air quality. In Part 1, A Flammable Issue, we examined how a lack of affordable alternatives to wood heat has made the issue difficult to discuss. In Part 2, we looked at the health effects of wood smoke in detail. In Part 3, Shorter Lives, we looked at three reasons why the air quality is so bad here (Meteorology, Topology, Fuel availability). In Part 4 we will look at the potential impact of responsible burning.