Golf group raises “red flag” over pesticide use – iNews880.com

Golf group raises “red flag” over pesticide use

2:35pm

Reid Wilkins

4/19/2011

Your clubs are probably still in hibernation, but Tuesday marks “Golf Awareness Day” in Alberta.

With the day, the Alberta Allied Golf Associations are lobbying the province to change the rules about pesticide use on golf courses. They want it to be regulated by the province, instead of having different regulations in each municipality.

However, Environment Minister Rob Renner tells iNews880 that a rule change isn’t likely.

“There’s a role for the province to play,” says Renner, “but I think that generally speaking, we’re comfortable with allowing municipalities some flexibility to deal with the issue as they see fit.”

The golf associations also want courses to be subject to consistent tax rates. Right now, it varies by area. (jrw, bp)

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