Campbell River, BC, Pesticide Ban — Proposed Prohibition Extinguished — The Trend Towards Pesticide Bans Has Stopped — 2012 07 05

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

 

Campbell River is a coastal city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

 

Campbell River has a population of over 30,000, and has long been touted as « The Salmon Capital of the World ».

 

Campbell River features most of the amenities of a big city within a small town.

 

Campbell River has grown into a diverse travel destination, bound by water and mountains, surrounded by wilderness and blessed with mild weather.

 

 

 

Pesticide Ban EXTINGUISHED

In Campbell River, British Columbia

 

 

On July 10th, 2012, City Councillors in Campbell River REJECTED AN ANTI-PESTICIDE STAFF RECOMMENDATION and SHOT DOWN A PROPOSED PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

In the works since 2007, ANTI-PESTICIDE STAFF brought Pesticide Use By-Law No. 3490 before council for first three readings « to regulate the cosmetic application of pesticides on public and private lands ».

 

ANTI-PESTICIDE STAFF recommended the by-law come into effect at the start of next year « to allow sufficient time to notify the public and local retailers ».

 

Instead, COUNCILLORS UNANIMOUSLY VOTED DOWN PROHIBITION, saying a city that doesn’t follow its own pesticide policy shouldn’t be trying to impose restrictions on the public that the city can’t enforce.

 

ANTI-PESTICIDE STAFF confirmed that the city already has an Integrated Pest Management Plan ( IPM ) with an annual budget of $107,000 which it CAN’T AFFORD TO FULLY IMPLEMENT.                

 

It is now common-knowledge that Integrated Pest Management is promoted by people who FALSELY ALLEGE SUCCESS, and who are likely concocting LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, AND DECEPTIONS for their own nefarious personal interests.

 

It is IMPOSSIBLE for a municipality to keep its properties playable and beautiful by using Integrated Pest Management.

 

 

FAILURE OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ( IPM )  –  #@!!% IPM NONSENSE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2bJ

 

 

According to Parks, Recreation and Culture General Manager  Ross Milnthorp  ―

 

The current status is, of the four or five maintenance tasks that we should be performing, we actually only do fertilizing twice a year.

 

The IPM Plan does allow the city to use pesticides « as needed », but a staff report says the IPM is implemented « as resources permit ».

 

Councillor Claire Moglove said she COULDN’T SUPPORT THE PROPOSED PESTICIDE BAN.

 

According to Councillor Moglove  ―

 

If I read the proposed by-law correctly, it basically gives the city an out.

 

It gives a fair bit of latitude to the city to use pesticides, but it DOESN’T GIVE THE SAME LATITUDE TO THE PUBLIC.

 

Right now the city already has a policy which WE CAN’T IMPLEMENT because WE DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES.

 

To put it into a by-law almost gives it more teeth, but WE DON’T HAVE THE FUNDING TO IMPLEMENT IT and WE DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE THE BY-LAW.

 

Councillor Mary Storry said the by-law should come back at budget time if more funds are needed to make the program work.

 

According to Councillor Storry  ―

 

I feel a little uncomfortable insisting on compliance from the community when we may NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE THE FULL COMPLIANCE OURSELVES.

 

It’s a great by-law.

 

I’d like to see it come back, possibly after we’ve settled some of our budget issues.

 

Councillor Ron Kerr said a PESTICIDE BAN IS NOT THE ANSWER.

 

According to Councillor Kerr  ―

 

I’ve spent 30 years in the lawn and garden industry, and I’ve probably killed more weeds and bugs than anyone in this room.

 

I’ve recently changed my style, because now I stop for bees when I’m mowing the lawn.

 

I’ve adjusted, but I believe that pesticides have an important role, and when applied properly and effectively, THEY’RE SAFE.

 

I think AN OUTRIGHT BAN IS NOT THE ANSWER.

 

Mayor Walter Jakeway said the city shouldn’t pass by-laws it can’t enforce.

 

According to Mayor Jakeway  ―

 

I haven’t used cosmetic pesticides in 20 years, and my lawn looks like it.

 

It’s just weeds.  I like weeds.

 

They don’t grow as fast as the grass most of the time.

 

I don’t believe in trying to enforce a by-law that WE CAN’T ENFORCE.

 

I don’t think we have the capacity.

 

I don’t believe in bringing in by-laws that WE JUST DON’T HAVE A CHANCE OF ENFORCING.

 

Why would we try ?

 

It’s a provincial thing in my view.

 

I don’t know why we would do this.

 

 

July 13th, 2012

Campbell River Courier-Islander

Selected and Adapted Excerpts

 

 

On July 5th, 2012, Campbell River City Council was already HESITANT TO ENACT A PESTICIDE BAN.

 

City Council was NOT READY TO COMMIT to a five-year-old initiative to RESTRICT THE USE OF PESTICIDES.

 

Council was asked by ANTI-PESTICIDE CITY STAFF to reaffirm an old resolution to develop a by-law that would PROHIBIT against the use of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

The new PROHIBITION would have regulated the use of pesticides on outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamental plants and turf.

 

The city’s  ANTI-PESTICIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION first recommended PROHIBITION in the fall of 2007 based on COERCION and INTIMIDATION from Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

Following the recommendation, the city purchased a PESTICIDE AWARENESS SERVICE, Nature Works, which helped people choose so-called Green Alternatives to conventional pest control products.

 

That BOGUS service ran from 2008 to 2009, but was no longer available in 2010  ―  because Green Alternative Pesticides DO NOT WORK.

 

It is common-knowledge that 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. Organic or Natural Pesticides ) are BOGUS AND DISMAL FAILURES  ―  they DO NOT WORK and they are NOT INNOVATIVE products.

 

Overall, Green Alternative Pesticides are INEFFECTIVE, INADEQUATE, HIGH-RISK, MORE TOXIC, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE !

 

In many cases, Green Alternative Pesticides are questionably HIGHER IN TOXICITY, and pose HIGHER ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS.

 

At that time, staff prepared a draft ANTI-PESTICIDE PESTICIDE BY-LAW and provided pesticide awareness information on the city website.

 

 

GREEN ALTERNATIVES  …  BOGUS & DISMAL FAILURES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-24g

 

 

An ANTI-PESTICIDE STAFF report to council last week recommended council move forward with the pesticide by-law DESPITE findings from a provincial government Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides.

 

According to the Special Committee  ―

 

The majority of the committee concluded that currently there is insufficient environmental or health-related evidence to warrant a province-wide ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides.

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PESTICIDES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2c2

 

 

In the end, council passed a motion directing staff to come back with a report recommending a suitable by-law and the financial ramifications on the city.

 

 

July 5th, 2012

Campbell River Mirror

Selected and Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

Campbell River Deserves CONGRATULATION

 

 

British Columbians DO NOT want their society to continue living in the 9|11 Era of Anti-Pesticide Enviro-Lunatic Profit-Hungry Terrorism !

 

Campbell River is in good company.

 

On May 17th, 2012, British Columbia’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides announced that it WILL NOT RECOMMEND PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

These VICTORIES signal a possible END OF THE CURRENT SIEGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM against the Professional Lawn Care Industry in British Columbia.

 

In jurisdictions outside of British Columbia, Anti-Pesticide Activists have already INFLICTED 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 Anti-Pesticide Activists, the owners, employees, and families dependent on Professional Lawn Care businesses have faced TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION.

 

According to Dr. Lorne Hepworth of CropLife Canada  ―

 

A province-wide ban on all pesticides is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ALREADY PROTECT OUR HEALTH.

 

 

THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH, LORNE  –  THE NATION'S MOST EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2eG

 

 

PROHIBITION Is NOT Necessary.

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITIONS are VALIDATED not on the basis of scientific evidence, but rather a VAGUE MOCK UNEASE about chemicals in general.

 

Scientific research shows that, as reported through Health Canada’s VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are used according to label directions.

 

The RISK ASSESSMENT of pest control products indicates that they are PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC.

 

Consequently, it is a fact that pest control products cause NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

 

MYTH-BUSTING  –  PESTICIDE BANS  –  THE MYTHS ABOUT ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3jm

 

 

 

 

Anti-Pesticide

 

Lunatic Terrorists

 

Want to DESTROY

 

the Professional Lawn

 

Care Industry

 

 

 

 

Victories  ―  A Real Trend AGAINST BANS

 

 

 

ASHLAND, City of

( Oregon, USA )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

2012 03 02

 

 

ALBERTA,

Province of

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2011 08 09

 

 

BEAUMONT, Town of

( Alberta )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2011 10 27

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA,

Province of

 

Prohibition Not Recommended by Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides

 

2012 05 17

 

 

CALGARY, City of

( Alberta )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2009 – 2011

 

 

CAMPBELL RIVER, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Proposed Pesticide Ban Extinguished

 

2012 07 05

 

Hesitant To Enact Prohibition

 

2012 07 05

 

 

CHICAGO, City of

( Illinois, USA )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

2011 08 19

 

 

EDMONTON, City of

( Alberta )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2012 02 06

 

 

EVERETT, City of

( Washington, USA )

 

Pesticide-Free Ends and Spraying Weeds Resumes

 

2012 06 06

 

 

GOLF  –  Sharp Park Golf

Course ( USA )

 

Closure Stopped

 

2011 12 00

 

 

KAMLOOPS, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

Professional Lawn Care Granted Exception Status

 

2010 – 2012

 

 

KELOWNA, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Professional Lawn Care Granted Exception Status

 

2010 02 08

 

 

MERRITT, Town of

( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2010 05 14

 

 

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE,

Rural Municipality of

( Manitoba )

 

Opposes the Proposed Provincial Prohibition

 

2012 06 13

 

 

QUEBEC, Province of

 

Permitted Active Ingredients

 

2010 02 00

 

Dow Defeats Ban

 

2011 05 26

 

 

REGINA, City of

( Saskatchewan )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2002 & 2012

 

 

REVELSTOKE, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Delayed but Not Stopped

 

2010 06 22

 

 

ROSSLAND, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Delayed

 

2010 12 15

 

 

SALMON ARM, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

Professional Lawn Care Granted Exception Status

 

2011 03 08

 

 

SCARBOROUGH, Town of

( Maine, USA )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

2012 04 19

 

 

STEINBACH, City of

( Manitoba )

 

Prohibition Opposed

 

2012 04 19

 

 

TUKEY, Paul

( SafeLawns, USA )

 

Banned from Promoting Prohibition at Toronto Convention

 

2010 12 01

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

Pre-Notification Stopped

 

2010 12 15

 

 

VERNON, City of

( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2010 01 12 & 26

 

 

 

For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-VICTORY-AGAINST-TERRORISTS-Campbell-River-BC-2012-07-05-Proposed-Pesticide-Ban-Extinguished-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived more information on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

VICTORIES AGAINST TERRORISTS !  –  TREND TOWARDS PESTICIDE BANS HAS STOPPED ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JO

 

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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