An Audio Link is provided, just in case you have not heard or spoken to a representative of Health Canada. Although, being the MAYOR of Port Coquitlam I am sure you have properly resourced your information. Listen to Lindsay Hanson, he works for the Pest Management Regulatory Agency.
I have a hunch you received your information on the local Bicycle Trail while passing by Coquitlam Councilor Selina Robinson (she actually mentions this in the minutes of council)
We have an audio of Selina Robinsons Rants as well.
Heres an audio that explains the real truths about the [Political] Pesticide Debate
My question to Port Coquitlam is this: "When the municipality is challenged for their new Pesticide Bylaw, what reason will Port Coquitlam Council use to justify their ban on so called cosmetic pesticides knowing full well that the statement "Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore said pesticides are harmful to human health and the environment" is false? Quebec and Health Canada have announced very recently that Canadian Registered Lawn Pesticides are SAFE for even child hand to mouth contact and pregnant women.
Finally, the Alternative resources suggested by the City of Port Coquitlam will result in FAILURE.
Weeds will be prolific.
If Alternative resources really did work, PesticideTruths.com would not exist.
Port Coquitlam offers green tips in wake of pesticide ban
By Sam Smith, Coquitlam NOW June 29, 2011
It’s been more than two weeks since Port Coquitlam officially banned cosmetic pesticides, and now the city is making alternative resources for lawn and garden care all the more available.
Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore said pesticides are harmful to human health and the environment, but that doesn’t mean banning them will take away a health lawn and garden.
“With proper gardening techniques, pesticides really are unnecessary,” he said in a media release. “Strong grass pushes out the weeds. Our family never had dandelions and weeds on our lawn, and we rarely had to water because the grass had long roots that dug down into the soil.”
The city says they have web and printed resources available upon request to help gardeners make the transition to natural gardening.
Tips from them include grasscycling; natural fertilizer; watering thoroughly but infrequently; aerate and overseeding; and selecting plants suitable for the Lower Mainland’s climate.
For more information and tips, please visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/yardcare.
Port Coquitlam offers green tips in wake of pesticide ban.