May 20, 2024

1 thought on “Pesticide Ban Saves Money | Letter from MisInformed council candidate | Antoinette Halberstadt |re: pesticide use | The Castlegar Source

  1. Halberstadt is WRONG !

     

    Organic Pesticide-Free Maintenance is NOT COST EFFECTIVE and DOES NOT WORK !

     

    Halberstadt is merely using SPECIALLY SELECTED REFERENCE SOURCES in order to VALIDATE an Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

     

    Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION HAS INFLICTED CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE FOR BUSINESSES OPERATING IN THE PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY.  An OVERWHELMING NUMBER of these businesses DISAPPEAR INTO OBLIVION with 2 or 3 years AFTER PROHIBITION.  THOUSANDS OF WORKERS in the Professional Lawn Care Industry become UNEMPLOYED.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-43B   Moreover, lawns located in PROHIBITION neighborhoods ARE RUINED BY PESTS, and become DANGEROUS AND PEST-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-44g   http://wp.me/P1jq40-4z3   DANDELIONS become THE DOMINANT GROUND COVER.  Organic Pesticide-Free Lawn Maintenance is STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE and DOES NOT WORK.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-445    Besides, PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE.  Residents are obtaining products either from other provinces, or from across the border in the United States, or through the Internet.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-4mS   It is NOT illegal to own or possess these products, only to apply them.

     

    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.  http://wp.me/p1jq40-4ml  

     

    Using Revelstoke as an example of some kind of Pesticide-Free SUCCESS is MIS-LEADING.  Revelstoke Government Officials estimated the STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS OF A 2011 PESTICIDE BAN would INCREASE to from $25,000 to up to $45,000.  The COSTS of maintaining the city’s sports fields was expected to INCREASE to $45,000 from $25,000 if the city continued to use a contractor, or INCREASE to $33,750 if the city purchased its own field maintenance equipment at a COST of about $80,000.

     

    Can MUNICIPALITIES and HOME-OWNERS in Castlegar afford the HARDSHIP AND COST of this #@!!% PESTICIDE BAN NONSENSE ?!?!   NO !  When it comes to PESTICIDE BANS, Municipal Officials can learn a lot from the experience of those jurisdictions that have SUFFERED THE HARDSHIP AND COST OF THIS #@!!% NONSENSE !   http://wp.me/P1jq40-43V   Organic Pesticide-Free Maintenance is promoted by ENVIRO-VERMIN with UNVERIFIABLE SUCCESS STORIES !  It is a DISMAL FAILURE !   http://wp.me/P1jq40-3yl   Green Alternative Pesticides, as well as Organic Fertilizers, are often owned and distributed by the VERY SAME ENVIRO-VERMIN who CONSPIRE to IMPOSE Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.  The question of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION revolves less around health and environment concerns, and more around THE SALE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES that are SOLD AT STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS.   Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is a SALES STRATEGY used to keep people from purchasing conventional products that are NOT sold and distributed by people like Paul Tukey.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-3AG    

     

    For more information regarding PROHIBITION INFLICTING CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE, go to  …  http://wp.me/P1jq40-26P  

     

    WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G   https://pesticidetruths.com/   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr  

     

     

     

    REFERENCES REGARDING REVELSTOKE 

     

     

    REFERENCE — CARNAGE — 2010 02 22 — BAN COSTS — MAINTAINING SPORTS FIELDS — THE COST OF MAINTAINING THE CITY’S SPORTS FIELDS WAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO $45,000 FROM $25,000 IF THE CITY CONTINUED TO USE A CONTRACTOR, OR TO $33,750 IF THE CITY PURCHASED IT’S OWN FIELD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT AT A COST OF ABOUT $80,000 — REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA — VERSION 1

     

    https://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Reference-CARNAGE-2010-02-22-BAN-COSTS-Maintaining-Sports-Fields-Revelstoke-BC-1.pdf

     

     

    REFERENCE — CARNAGE — 2010 02 22 — BAN COSTS — MAINTAINING SPORTS FIELDS — THE COST OF MAINTAINING THE CITY’S SPORTS FIELDS WAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO $45,000 FROM $25,000 IF THE CITY CONTINUED TO USE A CONTRACTOR, OR TO $33,750 IF THE CITY PURCHASED IT’S OWN FIELD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT AT A COST OF ABOUT $80,000 — REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA — VERSION 2

     

    https://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Reference-CARNAGE-2010-02-22-BAN-COSTS-Maintaining-Sports-Fields-Revelstoke-BC-2.pdf

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