Agrium Advanced Technologies Selling Illegal Pesticides to Homeowners and gets caught.
Brantford Company Fined $17,500 for Pesticide Violations
Brantford – A company was fined $17,500 for distributing numerous Class 4 pesticides to persons and businesses that were not licensed to receive them, contrary to the Pesticides Act.
“Environmental protection legislation protects communities and the environment. Breaking these rules can result in serious penalties and is an offence the ministry takes very seriously,” said Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Nu-Gro Ltd. o/a Agrium Advanced Technologies operates a pesticide distribution operation in Brantford. The ministry received a complaint concerning an unlicensed person performing exterminations in an occupied apartment building in Windsor using a Class 4 Pesticide. This pesticide can only be purchased or used by properly licensed persons.
A ministry inspection traced the pesticide to a vendor in Toronto who was purchasing the product from the company. Further inspections revealed the sale of many pesticides to buyers that were not properly licensed to receive them.
The company was fined a total of $17,500 plus a victim fine surcharge. The company was given 12 months to pay the fine.
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