Municipal Prohibition Failures In British Columbia – Part 2 Of 12 – Reasons For Failures – Thousands Of Exception Statuses – False-Facts – 2017 01 31

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (1)

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

 

The imposition of prohibition against conventional pest control products used in the urban landscape is a DISMAL FAILURE !

 

These prohibitions have been extremely biased, highly prejudicial, inconsistent, unfair, subversive, & destructive !

 

These arbitrary by-laws    prohibiting some products but NOT others, and to some uses but NOT others    will NOT stop the public from realizing that false-facts are being spread by municipal officials. 

 

It is a fact that municipalities have empowered themselves to arbitrarily prohibit safe & effective conventional pest control products, and, with extreme bias & total prejudice, allow higher-risk, ineffective, & inferior green alternatives because it aligns with their political precepts & doctrines !

 

It is a fact that municipal prohibitions are NOT based on scientific evidence, but rather, they are driven by agenda, ideology, propaganda, & fake-news.

 

In all cases, municipal prohibitions against conventional pest control products have become dismal failures that have led to catastrophic business, ecological, & financial carnage ! 

 

It is also a fact that municipal officials are now circumventing their own prohibitions by taking advantage of exception statuses that they have conveniently inserted in their by-laws ! 

 

Or, in many cases, these officials seek to rescind or avoid prohibition altogether.

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Rely On False-Facts Regarding The Imaginary Danger Of Conventional Pest Control Products !

 

 

Municipal prohibitions have been imposed by adopting the false-pretext that residents & the environment are somehow being protected.

 

The false-facts used by municipalities to validate these prohibitions has been confusing & inconsistent, and conflicts with national regulatory agencies around the world, that are relied upon for health and safety assessments. 

 

Overall, the risk assessment of conventional pest control products indicates that they are scientifically-safe, and, when used properly, will NOT cause harm to children, people, animals, or the environment.

 

Because of their adoption of false-facts, prohibitions have been dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (4)

 

 

  

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Allow Thousands & Thousands Of Exception Statuses !

 

 

Exception statuses have represented the best examples of the failures & the ridiculousness of anti-pesticide prohibition !

 

While imposing their arbitrary by-laws    prohibiting some uses but NOT others through exception statuses    municipalities CANNOT stop the public from realizing that a large quantity of deliberate mis-information & propaganda has been spread about the imaginary danger of conventional pest control products. 

 

Despite imposing prohibition, municipalities have allowed thousands & thousands of inconsistent & unfair exception statuses, including agriculture, forestry, fruit gardens, fruit trees, golf facilities, greenhouses, hard-landscapes, industrial properties, institutional properties, lawn care businesses, lawns that need to be safe for use, new lawns ( seeded ), municipal infra-structures, municipal green spaces, commercial properties, new parks, pest infestations, public infra-structures, rose gardens, sports fields, urban forests, vegetable gardens, and more.

 

These exception statuses have been conveniently incorporated into by-laws in order to allow municipal staff to circumvent prohibition, to arbitrarily suit the needs of elected officials, and to falsely maintain alignment of these officials with their political precepts & doctrines !

 

Exception statuses have inconsistently & unfairly allowed the use of conventional pest control products on municipal green spaces, like sports fields, that are infested with invasive weeds & destructive insects, which must be controlled annually in order for playing surfaces to remain safe & attractive. 

 

Some by-laws have even allowed the selling of exception status permits, hence becoming a profit center for the municipality.

 

In fact, there should be NO #@!!% exception statuses whatsoever !

 

Otherwise, prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (5)

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (6)

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (7)

 

 

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Allow Thousands Of Exceptions For Municipal Green Spaces !

 

 

Prohibition by-laws contain VAGUELY-DEFINED or UNDEFINED terms like ” infestations ” or ” invasion    these have been inserted by elected officials as another convenient escape from their own restrictions !

 

These terms have been incorporated into by-laws in order to allow municipal staff to circumvent prohibition to control pests with the use of otherwise prohibited conventional pest control products !

 

For those residents with the same pest problems on their home properties, they may be shжt-outta-luck relying on any exception.  ( See next segment. )

 

In order to be consistent & fair, there should be NO #@!!% exception statuses whatsoever !

 

Otherwise, prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

With Prohibitions, Residents Are Always Shжt-Outta-Luck !

 

 

Municipal prohibitions have provided inconsistent & unfair exception statuses for invasive weeds & destructive insects    for municipal properties    but NOT for residential properties !

 

While imposing their arbitrary by-laws    prohibiting products from being used on residential properties, but NOT municipal properties    elected officials have been telling residents that they are shжt-outta-luck with protecting their private property from invasive & damaging pests.

 

Overall, these pesticide-hating elected officials will NEVER agree to allow the required annual application of conventional pest control products for the control damagingpest infestations ” on residential properties !

 

But, sadly, they have been inclined to do so on their own municipal properties.

 

Furthermore, any pest INFESTATION on residential property would be arbitrarily & politically defined in the harshest manner possible by municipal officials.

 

NO resident wants to be shжt-outta-luck with protecting their private property !

 

NO resident wants to live in #@!!% pest-infested garbage dumps !

 

In order to be consistent & fair, residents should not be treated in this manner !

 

Otherwise, prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (8)

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (9) 

 

 

  

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Allow Exceptions For Pesticide-Free Green Spaces That Would Otherwise Be Unsafe Or Dangerous For Residents !

 

 

British Columbia’s municipal prohibitions have inflicted ecological pest disasters leading to dangerous & unattractive garbage dump green spaces in the urban environment.

 

These prohibitions have created conditions where         municipal & residential properties have been ruined by uncontrolled weed invasion & insect destruction      weeds have invaded lawns, and dandelions have become the dominant ground cover      lawns have been decimated by destructive insects like European Chafers      playing surfaces have become hazardous to children who are at high risk of tripping and becoming seriously hurt      infra-structures have been damaged by invasive noxious plants like Japanese Knotweed & Giant Hogweed. 

 

This is the catastrophic carnage that can be expected by any community that considers the imposition of prohibition against conventional pest control products used in the urban landscape.

 

Fortunately, SOME prohibition by-laws have allowed exception statuses for ENSURING THAT LAWNS USED BY RESIDENTS ARE SAFE.

 

However, this exception is a clear admission that prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia.

 

And, in order to be consistent & fair, there should be NO #@!!% exception statuses whatsoever !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (10)

 

 

 

  

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Allow Exceptions For Municipal Hard-Landscapes & Infra-Structures !

 

 

Municipal prohibitions have allowed thousands of inconsistent & unfair exception statuses for hard-landscapes & infra-structures !

 

Examples of hard-landscapes & infra-structures include    asphalt, brick pavers, buildings, concrete, gravel, pipelines, public utility corridors, rocks, transportation corridors, treated wood, wood preservatives.

 

If it is safe for children and adults to walk and play on or near herbicide-treated hard-landscapes & infra-structures, then why is it not safe for them to walk and play on herbicide-treated lawns ?!?! 

 

In order to be consistent & fair, there should be NO #@!!% exception statuses whatsoever !

 

Otherwise, prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (11)

 

  

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (12)

 

 

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Allow Exceptions For Golf Facilities !

 

 

Although not always specifically legislated in their prohibition by-laws, municipalities have always provided an exception status for golf facilities.

 

While imposing their arbitrary by-laws    prohibiting uses on residential properties but NOT on golf facilities    municipalities CANNOT stop the public from realizing that hundreds of exception statuses have been provided despite the fact that up to 15 per cent of ALL conventional pest control products are used by the golf industry.

 

Interestingly, golf facilities often employ the very same conventional pest control products that are used to control pests that damage municipal & residential properties. 

 

If it is safe for children and adults to walk and play on pesticide-treated golf facilities, then why is it not safe for them to walk and play on pesticide-treated lawns ?!?! 

 

In order to be consistent & fair, there should be NO #@!!% exception statuses whatsoever !

 

Otherwise, prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (13)

 

 

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Why Are Municipal Prohibitions Failing In British Columbia ?!?!

 

Prohibitions Allow Exceptions For Agriculture & Forestry !

 

 

Although not always specifically legislated in their prohibition by-laws, municipalities have always provided exception statuses for agricultural crops & forest trees.

 

These exceptions are UNNECESSARY since, according to the Provincial Community Charter, municipalities DO NOT have the authority to regulate agriculture & forestry, industries that officially fall under the purview of the government of British Columbia.  ( See next segment. )

 

Nonetheless, both the agriculture & forestry industries employ ingredients that are similar to those used to control pests that damage municipal & residential properties. 

 

Over 70 per cent of all conventional pest control products are used by the agriculture & forestry industries.

 

If it is safe for children and adults to eat on pesticide-treated food crops, then why is it not safe for them to walk and play on pesticide-treated lawns ?!?! 

 

In order to be consistent & fair, there should be NO #@!!% exception statuses whatsoever !

 

Otherwise, prohibitions will continue to be dismal failures for municipalities in British Columbia !

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (14)

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (15)

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Background Information

 

The Provincial Community Charter Allows Municipal Prohibition By-Laws In British Columbia

 

 

The Community Charter is comprehensive, flexible legislation which provides all municipalities in British Columbia, except the city of Vancouver ( which operates under the Vancouver Charter ).

 

What is the purpose of the Community Charter ?!?!

 

The Community Charter replaces the tradition of prescriptive legislation that tells municipalities what they can or cannot do, with enabling legislation that allows municipalities to be innovative in meeting the needs of their communities.

 

 

Community Charter    Spheres Of Concurrent Jurisdiction   

Environment And Wildlife Regulation

 

2   ( 1 )   For the purposes of section 9 ( 4 ) ( a ) ( i ) of the Act, a municipality may,

 

(a)   under section 8 ( 3 ) ( j ) of the Act, regulate and prohibit in relation to polluting or obstructing, or impeding the flow of, a stream, creek, waterway, watercourse, waterworks, ditch, drain or sewer, whether or not it is located on private property,

 

( b )   REGULATE, PROHIBIT AND IMPOSE REQUIREMENTS in relation to,

 

( i )   under section 8 ( 3 ) ( j ) of the Act, the sale of wild flowers,

 

( ii )   subject to subsection ( 2 ), under section 8 ( 3 ) ( j ) of the Act, the APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES, except exempted pesticides, for the purpose of maintaining OUTDOOR TREES, SHRUBS, FLOWERS, other ORNAMENTAL PLANTS and TURF on a parcel or a part of a parcel if the parcel or part is used for RESIDENTIAL purposes, or on land vested in the municipality,

 

( iii )   under section 8 ( 3 ) ( j ) and ( k ) of the Act, the control and eradication of alien invasive species, and

 

( iv )   under section 8 ( 3 ) ( k ) of the Act, the control of wildlife species listed in Schedule B or C to the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90.

 

 

Municipal jurisdiction in relation to the environment and wildlife

 

( 2 )   For the purposes of section 9 ( 4 ) ( b ) of the Act, a municipality MAY NOT exercise the authority under subsection ( 1 ) ( b ) ( ii ) of this regulation in relation to the application of PESTICIDES

 

( a )   for the management of pests that transmit human diseases or impact AGRICULTURE or FORESTRY,

 

( b )   on the residential areas of farms,

 

( c )   to buildings or inside buildings, or

 

( d )   on land used for AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, transportation, public utilities or pipelines unless the public utility or pipeline is vested in the municipality.

Explore the links below ―

British Columbia — Community Charter — Concurrent Regulatory Authority — 2017 01 21 — OFFICIAL DOCUMENT

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/British-Columbia-Community-Charter-Concurrent-Regulatory-Authority-2017-01-21.pdf

British Columbia — Community Charter — Frequently Asked Questions — 2017 01 22 — OFFICIAL DOCUMENT

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/British-Columbia-Community-Charter-Frequently-Asked-Questions-2017-01-22.pdf

British Columbia — Community Charter — Spheres Of Concurrent Jurisdiction — Environment & Wildlife — 2004 03 26 — OFFICIAL DOCUMENT

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/British-Columbia-Community-Charter-Spheres-Of-Concurrent-Jurisdiction-Env-Wildlife-2004-03-26.pdf

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

Background Information

 

For More Truths About Municipal Prohibition Failures In British Columbia, Please Explore The Following Links 

 

 

Municipal Prohibition Failures In British Columbia    Part 1 Of 12    Overview    2017 01 19

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/01/19/municipal-prohibition-failures-in-british-columbia-part-1-of-12-overview-2017-01-19/

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (3)

 

 

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

WE SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT PROHIBITION FAILURES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE !

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAHG ).  As a non-profit and independent organization, we are environmentalists who are dedicated to reporting about Truth-Challenged Pesticide-Hating Fanatics who conspire to destroy businesses that are dependent on their use of conventional pest control products.  We also report on the work of Respected and Highly-Rated Experts who promote Environmental Realism and Pesticide Truths.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-8DV  

 

NORAHG is the sworn enemy of lying, pompous, smug, uneducated, and pesticide-hating enviro-fanatics.  Overwhelming scientific evidence clearly demonstrates that pest control products are scientifically-safe, and will not cause harm to children, adults, animals, or the environment.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-7HR   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2ha   http://wp.me/p1jq40-6Q6   http://wp.me/p1jq40-5ni  

 

Enviro-fanatics have shown that they are incapable of processing overwhelming scientific evidence.  Do you want to trust these fanatics, who conveniently ignore scientific evidence, and attempt to impose their twisted life-style choices against our society ?!?! 

 

NORAHG was the brainchild of Mr William H Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.  We Dare To Defy The Pesticide-Hating Fanatics By Exploring The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective On The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

Read about the PROHIBITION FAILURES concerning the following municipalities    Burnaby, Campbell River, Coldstream, Coquitlam, Delta, Fernie, Gibsons, Golden, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Nelson, North Vancouver, Oak Bay, Parksville, Port Alberni, Port Moody, Revelstoke, Richmond, Saanich, Salmon Arm, Sechelt, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria.

 

If you wish to receive free reports on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com  

 

WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

 

-- -- -- British Columbia Municipal Pesticide Bans -- 2 -- Exception Statuses (2)

 

 

 

 

 

――――――――――――――――――――

 

 

 

 

Uncategorized
https://wp.me/p1jq40-a1N