Campbell River council hesitant to enact pesticide ban
Published: July 05, 2012 2:00 PM
Updated: July 05, 2012 2:05 PM
City council is not ready to commit to a five-year-old initiative to restrict the use of pesticides.
Council was asked by city staff at last week’s council meeting to reaffirm an old resolution to develop a bylaw that would control the cosmetic use of pesticides on both public and private lands within the city.
The new law would have regulated the use of pesticides on outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamental plants and turf.
The city’s Environmental Advisory Commission first recommended the bylaw in the fall of 2007 based on strong public and community organization support for pesticide control.