Cosmetic Pesticide Bans | No Benefit to Birds, Bees, ButterFlies| Ministry of Ontario | Stream Water Study Proves It| Aaron Todd |

The Ontario Bee Keepers Association is claiming 50% Bee Deaths in Ontario.

Beekeepers in Ontario say their winter losses have risen to as high as 50 per cent from 15 per cent before neonicotinoids became popular, and many want the pesticide banned.

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is telling us our Stream and Drinking Water is healthier than ever.

In Canada, water quality in urban streams improved by 86% one year after the ban of certain lawn pesticides. Streams feed into our sources of drinking water and pesticides migrate into well water.

Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch, Ontario Ministry of Environment 

-Beyond Pesticides

Advocacy Groups – Protecting Us from Chemical Giants – They Agree

The Ontario ban is also improving water quality. The provincial Ministry of Environment studied pesticide concentrations in ten urban streams before and after their ban came into effect (2008 vs. 2009) and compared the findings. The study’s author states: “Concentrations of 2,4-D, dicamba, MCPP, total phenoxy herbicides and total insecticides were significantly lower in 2009…” In fact, in some streams pesticide concentrations were up to 97% lower. That’s an extraordinary result and suggests a province-wide pesticide ban in B.C. would have similar benefits for local waterways. – Prevent Cancer Now

"The sort of thing we were hoping would happen: that kids would be protected, that water would be protected, that urban streams would be protected is happening, and it is very gratifying," stated Gideon Forman, Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

"The research that was done by the province looked at the concentration before and after the ban came into effect, and in some cases those drops are as much as 97 per cent reduction in urban streams," said Gideon Forman the executive director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

Something is not right here.  It looks like the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticide Ban did not play any role at all in protecting our pollinators.  What did it protect?

Other provinces are not being fooled that easily See Here: Alberta Won't Follow Ontario

ORIGINAL VERSION :  Imidacloprid Detected 85% of the time.  Maximum Concentration was 2.5 ng/L 

Highly Mis Quoted Ontario Stream Water Study finds Bee Killing Pesticide Concentrations at 2.5 Parts Per Trillion.  [2.5ng/L]