City to stop controlling dandelion spread
Aaron Burnett and Stephanie Morris Aug 09, 2010 07:11:24 AM
Prepare for a lot more dandelions next year in our city.
At the end of this summer, the city will stop trying to control their spread.
That’s because the province’s new weed control act, passed in June, doesn’t label the plant as invasive.
That means the city can’t use any kind of pesticide to try and control them, but because the city didn’t pass a pesticide by-law last year, citizens are still going to be allowed to spray their own properties.
Alderman Gord Lowe tells the Calgary Sun, since the province has deemed the little yellow flowers welcome, there’s nothing they can do.