March 7th, 2013
VICTORIA— In the legislature Thursday afternoon, New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming re-introduced strong legislation to protect human health, pets and the environment from unnecessary exposure to toxic cosmetic pesticides.
“British Columbians want a ban on cosmetic pesticides,” said Fleming. “Ministry of the Environment survey results from three years ago and submissions to the special legislative committee created by Premier Clark last year show this is overwhelmingly the case. Yet the Liberals continue to ignore the public by failing to enact a real ban on cosmetic pesticides.”
Read more: New Democrats take practical steps toward banning cosmetic pesticides
By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton - Alberni Valley News
Published: October 24, 2012 2:00 AM
Updated: October 24, 2012 2:28 PM
Despite its good intentions the city of Port Alberni has rescinded its pesticide reduction bylaw. The city will instead follow an annual pest management plan with an eye to reducing pesticide use in the city where it can.
Read more: Alberni City Council Nixes Pesticide Bylaw
On November 29th, three Directors from the Board of the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia (AGA) met with two representatives from the Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon Division (CCS) at the offices of the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) in Richmond.
Read more: Canadian Cancer Society Meets with AGA-BC, Takes a Step Back
Dear partners in agriculture,
Canadians are fortunate to have access to a safe and abundant supply of healthy foods. We’re used to walking into a grocery store and seeing produce aisles full of pristine looking fruits and vegetables. In order to have these products on store shelves, savvy farmers use a variety of tools and technologies, such as crop protection products and plant biotechnology, to protect their crops from potentially devastating pests.
Read more: Croplife Launches Photo Album