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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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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Health Canada Controls Make Pesticides Safe

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200Letter to Kamloops City Council by Lorne Hepworth

Re: the issue of pesticides coming up again at Kamloops city council.

The British Columbia Special Committee on Pesticides studied the issue of urban pesticide use extensively and came to the conclusion that the current regulatory system in place protects people, animals and the environment. Therefore British Columbians should be able to continue to buy and use approved pesticides, as the study wisely pointed out.

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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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