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cosmetic pesticide use

Vernon parents kick pesticides out of school fields

7 October, 2011

A group of parents and kids in Vernon are celebrating, after School District 22 finally agreed to stop a dangerous commercial pesticide to control dandelions and other “cosmetic pests” on school properties.  After years of inaction by the School District, parents used the School Act, with help from lawyers funded through West Coast’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, in a new and innovative way to get the school district to take a serious look at the issue.  Last June the School District Board voted to ban cosmetic pesticide use on school property. 

A group of parents and kids in Vernon are celebrating, after School District 22 finally agreed to stop using pesticides to control dandelions and other “cosmetic pests” on school properties.  After years of inaction by the School District, parents used the School Act, with help from lawyers funded through West Coast’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, in a new and innovative way to get the school district to take a serious look at the issue. 

What’s the province thinking about pesticides?

22 July, 2010

It’s been four months since the end of provincial government consultations on the regulation of cosmetic pesticides (here's West Coast Environmental Law's submissions made as part of the consultation), and we haven’t heard much.  It’s a bit of a guessing game figuring out what the government might do next.  However,

Provincial consultations show 88% support for cosmetic pesticide ban

22 July, 2010

Last winter (from December to February 15th) the BC government held public consultations on “new statutory protections to further safeguard our environment from cosmetic chemical pesticides.”  The response was overwhelming.  As a summary of the public comments

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