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Clarification – not all pesticide laws are equal!

By Sharon Labchuk

Lawn Pesticide Bans Mean Cancer Prevention, in the Summer 2014 issue of An Ounce listed provinces with legislation to limit pesticide use on lawns and gardens. Some are much stronger than others, and some of the east coast legislation has significant room for improvement.

Currently 90-some pesticide products are prohibited for use in Ontario. Legislation for the province of Quebec and the city of Halifax are quite rigorous as well. Although they were listed together in the article, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland passed more meagre measures to restrict cosmetic pesticides.


As of its 2012 regulation, Newfoundland banned one insecticide (carbaryl) and four herbicides 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid), mecoprop, dicamba, and MCPA (2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid) from sale or use on lawns.

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

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PEI Potato Sabotage | Sharon Labchuk on RCMP Speed Dial | Reward doubled for information on P.E.I. potato sabotage

Reward doubled for information on P.E.I. potato sabotage

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, along with a Manitoba potato grower and several other groups have doubled the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the party or parties who have been inserting darning needles into potatoes. Continue reading

Another Organic Sports Field Failure | Houston BOE supports plan to re-sod McConnell-Talbert | High School Sports Blog |

Dec 8, 2014

PERRY — The Houston County Board of Education is putting its faith in sod, at least with regard to McConnell-Talbert Stadium.

After Northside’s football team had to play two home playoff games elsewhere — one at Peach County and the other at Mercer — board member Jim Maddox requested information about possible resolutions.

“Obviously, I think none of us likes the fact that we have to go outside our county to play football games,” he said.

Northside, Houston County and Warner Robins all play their home games at McConnell-Talbert, which added up to more than 20 games on the surface this year, including preseason contests. That also included four playoff games, two for Northside and two for Houston County, which were played on back-to-back nights.

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