BC Pesticide Issue Update August 2012

12.05.17-BC.house.of.parliamentThe Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides posted its 118 page report on May 17, 2012 concluding there is insufficient evidence to warrant a provincial wide ban on pesticides used for cosmetic purposes.  The Allied Golf Association of British Columbia was heavily involved in the process since August 2010 as a both committee witness and resource.  The AGA was also active in motivating individual golf facilities to contact their local politicians to voice their opinions on the matter.

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BC Pesticide Issue Update May 2013

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200Pesticide Issue Update – May, 2013
By Jerry Rousseau

The pesticide issue was heating up once again in BC as we approached the provincial election.  Media and pollsters certainly had people believing the NDP would become our new government which for sportsturf and golf course managers, was sure to mean swiftly introduced, restrictive pesticide use legislation.  Cause for worry, it wasn’t clear where sportsturf would stand as the NDP’s previously introduced bills flip-flopped between full and partial provincial bans.

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Environment Minister Terry Lake Reassures Golf Industry

12.05.17-BC.house.of.parliamentOn July 24, British Columbia Environment Minister Terry Lake met with a small group of local golf industry personnel at the Radium Resort Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs to discuss concerns over the issue of ‘cosmetic’ pesticides.  While the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides struck by Premier Christy Clark released a no-ban recommendation at the end of May, many golf business people remain concerned about implementation of the recommendations and cost of complying with any new regulations. 

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Further to Proposed IPM Act Regulatory Changes Just Announced

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200By Jerry Rousseau

Regarding the BC Ministry of Environment’s proposed pesticide use regulatory change announcement circulated earlier today (October 9th, 2013), we encourage you to read the Intentions Paper carefully and submit your comments/ questions to MOE.  You are also encouraged to pass this information along to stakeholders who are not WCTA or BCGSA members.

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Ontario Family Physicians Warn of Pesticide Dangers

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200New review of pesticide research shows links between pesticide exposure and harmful neurodevelopmental, respiratory, and reproductive health effects

TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ -

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is strongly recommending the public reduce their exposure to pesticides wherever possible, based on the findings of its second comprehensive review of research on the effects of pesticides on human health.

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