December 5, 2023

1 thought on “Resident group garnering signatures to oppose pesticide use in city parks/play spaces | The Castlegar Source

  1. If City of Castlegar decides to go Pesticide-Free, then Municipal Officials had better get used to CRAWLING ON THEIR HAND AND KNEES FOR WEED-PICKING LIKE COTTON-PICKERS.  No one wants this #@!!% nonsense of Manual Weed Picking just because there is an ARBITRARY PESTICIDE BAN !  If a small minority of highly-motivated residents want to spend 40 to 50 hours plus per week weeding their properties, that’s their prerogative.  IMPOSING that life-style on everyone else for no good reason IS NOT.  Manual Weed Picking is TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE.   It is impossible for home-owners or maintenance professionals to keep their properties weed-free and beautiful by using practices like weed-pulling, mowing height, and aeration.  Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become thin and yellow, and over-run with weeds and infested with insects, resulting in the dismal destruction of safe turf playing surfaces and turning them into garbage dumps.  Who wants to live in #@!!% pest-infested garbage dumps just because a small group of activists seek to impose needless pesticide bans ?!?!  PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE.  Residents are obtaining products either from other provinces, or mostly from across the border in the United States, or through the Internet.  It is NOT illegal to own or possess these products, only to apply them.  So, forget about Manual Weed Picking just like a COTTON-PICKER.    WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G

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