MAY 6th, 2012
LETTER TO THE EDITOR ― MEDIA RELEASE
DEREK SPALDING ( JOURNALIST )
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Public REJECTS PROHIBITION in B.C.
Where does the public stand on the use of so-called chemical pesticides ?
A recent POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) showed that the VAST MAJORITY of residents in British Columbia are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products, and they actually FAVOUR the continued use of these products around their homes and in public green spaces.
THE WISDOM OF CANADIAN CONSUMER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION ( Web-Page )
The Public REJECTS PROHIBITION in Ontario
According to another recent Ontario poll, MORE THAN HALF of Ontario home-owners feel the provincial government DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING by implementing Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.
Ontario home-owners WOULD RATHER HAVE THE BAN SCRAPPED OR MODIFIED.
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO - 2011 POLL REGARDING PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )
In the so-called War Against Weeds, what would happen if British Columbia adopted a Provincial Pesticide Ban ?
Pesticide Bans result in CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE caused by BAN FAILURES, BUSINESS FAILURES, GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES, and STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS.
CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE CAUSED BY PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )
Pesticide Bans Led to the Use of Green Alternative Pesticides and Practices That Were DISMAL FAILURES.
Summary of CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE Caused by BAN FAILURES …
● Borer and Other Tree Insects Are Uncontrollable Because of Bans
● Children Are In Danger Without Pesticide-Treated Playing Surfaces
● Green Spaces Are Kept Ugly Because of Pesticide Bans
● Mature Street Trees Become Fire Wood As A Result of Bans
● Mechanical Methods of Pest Control Are Ineffective
● Nematode Insecticide and Other Green Alternatives Do Not Work
● Parks Without Pesticides Are Infested With Weeds and Insects
● Pesticide-Free Green Spaces Are Pest Damaged and Decimated
● Pesticide-Free Municipal Greens Spaces Require Manual Cotton-Picking Labour
● Renovation Costs of Green Spaces Are Horrendous Without Pesticides
● Residents Lie and Cheat by Escaping Bans and Buying in the U.S.
● Rose Gardens Are Destroyed and Now Fewer In Number Because of Bans
● The Image of Municipalities Is Negatively-Affected Without Pesticides
The SAME fate soon awaits British Columbia.
CARNAGE LEADING TO BAN FAILURES ( Web-Page )
Pesticide Bans Destroyed the Professional Lawn Care Industry.
Summary of CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE Caused by BUSINESS FAILURES …
● Because of Bans, Owners, Employees, and Families Dependent on Professional Lawn Care Businesses Have Faced Terror, Despair, and Destitution
● Bans Have Inflicted Carnage In Jurisdictions such as Halifax Regional Municipality and the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario
● Bans Have Led To Horrendous and Catastrophic Carnage for Businesses Operating in the Professional Lawn Care Industry, in the Form of Immense Losses of Revenues, Business Failures, Bankruptcy, and Unemployment, and Even Horrific Fines
● Because of the Imminent 2012-2013 Ban in British Columbia, Businesses Have Already Stagnated
● Because of the 2009 Ban in Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry Lost Over 500,000,000 Dollars, With Up To 12,500 Unemployed
● In Ontario, One-Company-Per-Week Disappears Into Total Oblivion, and So Far Half the Companies Have Closed Their Doors
● Because of the 2006 Ban in Quebec, Over 60 Per Cent of the Professional Lawn Care Businesses Were Annihilated
● Because of the 2000 Ban in Halifax Regional Municipality, Professional Lawn Care Customers Disintegrated by Over 50 Per Cent
The SAME fate soon awaits British Columbia.
CARNAGE LEADING TO BUSINESS FAILURES ( Web-Page )
Garbage Dump Green Spaces
Pesticide Bans Destroyed Public and Residential Green Spaces by Turning Them Into GARBAGE DUMPS.
Summary of CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE Caused by GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES …
● Dandelions the Dominant Ground Cover
● Dead Mature Street Trees
● Lawns Decimated by Insects
● Lawns in Entire Neighborhoods Ruined by Pests
● Parks Infested With Weeds
● Rose Plantations Dying and Removed by Cities
The SAME fate soon awaits British Columbia.
CARNAGE LEADING TO GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES ( Web-Page )
Stunningly Exorbitant Costs
Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION Led To STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS of Maintenance for Municipalities.
WHO CAN AFFORD THIS #@!!% BAN NONSENSE ?!?!
Summary of CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE Caused by STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS …
● Coquitlam, British Columbia — $1,000,000 Over 10 Years
● Cornwall, Ontario — $40,000 Education Campaign
● Delta, British Columbia — Ban Cost Lawn Bowling Club $400,000
● Hamilton, Ontario — $250,000 Extra
● Kingston, Ontario — Sports Fields Re-Sodded Every 3 Years
● Langley, British Columbia — $60,000 Annually
● Lawrence, Kansas — Cotton-Pickers Used For Weed Removal — Considerations Downscale Parks
● London, Ontario — $1 Million Over Three Years — $300,000 Loss In Property Value — Thousands of Dead Ash Trees
● Richmond, British Columbia — Annual Cost of $210,000
● Surrey, British Columbia — $1,000,000 Annually
● Vernon, British Columbia — Weed-Ridden Parks Needed Renovation
The SAME fate soon awaits all of British Columbia.
CARNAGE LEADING TO STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS ( Web-Page )
Indisputable Proof ―
Pesticides DO NOT Cause Cancer
Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and NO HARM WILL OCCUR when they are used according to label directions.
Even Canadian Cancer Society states on several of its web-sites that scientific research DOES NOT PROVIDE A CONCLUSIVE LINK be-tween pesticides and human cancer.
NO CONCLUSIVE LINK ( Report )
Pest control products like 2,4-D Herbicide have been used for the control of broad-leaved weeds in the Urban Landscape SINCE 1946.
2,4-D has a 65-YEAR UNBLEMISHED SAFETY RECORD regarding long-term risk to health.
Health Canada’s EXTENSIVE TOXICOLOGY DATABASE INDISPUTABLY PROVES that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada !
Health Canada requires each new pest control product to go through about TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS to examine health and environmental impacts as well as value, and costing about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.
There are THOUSANDS OF DEATHS per year from KNOWN CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES such as cigarette smoke and alcohol.
There is NOT ONE KNOWN CANCER DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.
Conversely, Anti-Pesticide Organizations like Canadian Cancer Society have NOT SPENT A SINGLE PENNY to research pest control products.
Anti-Pesticide Activists COULD NOT EVEN BE BOTHERED to have used the EXTENSIVE TOXICOLOGY DATABASE that is available from Health Canada.
They are not only SCIENTIFICALLY IGNORANT, but also LAZY and OBTUSE.
Furthermore, according to American Cancer Society, CANCER RATES AND DEATHS ARE ACTUALLY DROPPING.
DROPPING CANCER RATES ( Report )
MYTH-BUSTING - CANCER, THE MYTH OF ( Web-Page )
PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS - CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK ( Web-Page )
BOGUS Green Alternatives
It is IMPOSSIBLE for home-owners or professionals to keep their properties beautiful by using so-called Green Alternative Pesticides.
There are NO viable, efficacious, economical, or low-risk alternatives to replace conventional pest control products.
Green Alternative Pesticides ( a.k.a. Natural or Eco-Friendly Options ) are BOGUS and DISMAL FAILURES ― they DO NOT WORK.
A well-maintained conventional lawn and landscape can ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH CONVENTIONAL pest control products and fertilizers.
Fortunately, CONVENTIONAL pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, and LOW-RISK.
GREEN ALTERNATIVES … BOGUS & DISMAL FAILURES ( Web-Page )
Mock Consultations Done In Bad Faith
In 2011, the Government of British Columbia invited the public to participate in MOCK-CONSULTATIONS concerning a proposal to PROHIBIT pest control products in the Urban Landscape.
The MOCK-CONSULTATIONS by Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides were DONE IN BAD FAITH.
And PROHIBITION will INEVITABLY include the GOLF INDUSTRY.
Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT British Columbian health and environment.
If ( or when ) British Columbia IMPOSES PROHIBITION, it will be 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PESTICIDES ( Web-Page )
No Recourse But Litigation
If ( or when ) British Columbia IMPOSES NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape, there will be NO RECOURSE but LITIGATION against Anti-Pesticide Activists and Government Officials.
Moreover, demands will continue for the CANCELLATION of GOVERNMENT GRANTS and REVOCATION of the TAX EXEMPT STATUS of Anti-Pesticide Organizations like Canadian Cancer Society.
Anti-Pesticide Activists and Government Officials are advised that all names, statements, activities, and affiliations have been ARCHIVED for eventual CRIMINAL CHARGES.
When criminal charges for FRAUD and CONSPIRACY are laid, legal experts say that there is sufficient information to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION !
The Government of British Columbia may wish to consider providing an EXCEPTION STATUS to ALL CERTIFIED APPLICATORS, including those in the Professional Lawn Care Industry.
EXCEPTION STATUSES have been adopted in jurisdictions like Kamloops and Salmon Arm, where Government Officials have left pest control products in the hands of professionally-trained applicators.
WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
NORAHG has archived even more Letters to the Editor on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR / LETTERS OF COMPLAINT ( Web-Page )
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - RESPONDING TO LUNATIC JIHADISTS - BELL-FORMAN-KAMINSKY-CCS ( Web-Page )
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - RESPONDING TO SCREECHING MONKEYS ( Web-Page )
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - RESPONDING TO SCREECHING MONKEYS - 2012 ( Web-Page )
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - RESPONDING TO SCREECHING MONKEYS - 2011 ( Web-Page )
NORAHG has archived even more information on The Pesticide Truth Web-Site …
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY - SUBVERSIVE, CONTEMPTIBLE, AND RADICAL ( Web-Page )
CARNAGE CAUSED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )
COMPLAINT CHANNELS - BUSINESS, FUND-RAISING, GOVERNMENT, & TAXATION AGENCIES ( Web-Page )
COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN
COMPLAINT CHANNELS - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - MEDIA CONTACTS LIBRARY ( Web-Page )
FAILURE OF ORGANIC PESTICIDE-FREE MAINTENANCE ( Web-Page )
GREEN ALTERNATIVE - FIESTA HERBICIDE ( FeHEDTA ) … DISMAL FAILURE ! ( Web-Page )
MYTH-BUSTING - PESTICIDE BANS - THE MYTHS ABOUT ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - CONSPIRACY TO PROHIBIT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE ( Web-Page )
THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )
NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.
NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to Anti Pesticide PROHIBITION and the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT of somehow « saving » the environment.
NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.
NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.
NORAHG was the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991. Mr. Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.
We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR ― scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.
HUJE are enviro-lunatics, anti-pesticide activists, and lawn-haters, who particularly DESPISE the golf industry.
There is NO RECOURSE but LITIGATION against these HUJE.
Another RECOURSE is to SEEK the CANCELLATION of GOVERNMENT GRANTS and REVOCATION of the TAX EXEMPT STATUS of their organizations.
HUJE should Get OFF Our grASS, and they should Roast In Hell.
NORAHG manages the Library Force Of Nature Reports and References, which is a VAST ARCHIVE of DOCUMENTS, AUDIO CLIPS, and VIDEOS on ALL Anti Pesticide Terrorist Acts of Subversion.
The purpose of this ARCHIVE is to provide information that will lead to a SUCCESSFUL LITIGATION against Anti-Pesticide Vermin.
All names, statements, activities, and affiliations have been ARCHIVED for the intention of eventual CRIMINAL CHARGES.
When CRIMINAL CHARGES for FRAUD and CONSPIRACY are laid, legal experts say that there is sufficient information to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION !
For The Pesticide Truths Web-Site that contains History, Links, Audios, Videos, and Media News Reports right off the press, go to the following link …
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