Company fined $3,000 For Pesticides Act Violation
Sioux Lookout – T. Nebbs Building Materials Ltd. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $3,000 for failing to ensure that a Class 7 pesticide, namely RoundUp grass and weed control herbicide, was displayed in a manner that prevents any person other than the licenced vendor or the licenced vendor’s employees, from having access to the pesticide, contrary to the Pesticides Act.
The company is located in Sioux Lookout, and holds a vendor licence that authorizes the sale of Class 7 pesticide products from the store.
The ministry attended the company site and observed two Class 7 pesticides, namely RoundUp grass and weed control herbicide and Pest Control Product number 24299, displayed on a shelf with unrestricted public access, contrary to legislative requirements.
A previous inspection had occurred at which time the same issue of unrestricted access to a Class 7 pesticide was identified. At that time, the ministry issued a report to the company which required actions to be taken in order to correct the issue.
The company was convicted of one offence under the Pesticides Act and was fined $3,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $750. The company was given 15 days to pay the fine.