Town council approves first municipal pesticide ban in Prince Edward Island

By on August 13, 2015

(Photo from Flickr/Peter Blanchard)
(Photo from Flickr/Peter Blanchard)

STRATFORD, P.E.I. – Town council in Stratford, P.E.I. has approved the first municipal pesticide ban on the Island.

Only commercial applicators on residential properties are affected by the ban.

Councillor Randy Cooper was the only councillor to oppose the move, saying the science is inconclusive.

Cooper also says he voted against because of limits imposed by the provincial government.

He says golf courses, farms and private home owners can all use much stronger chemicals than the ones banned under the legislation.

But Maureen Kerr of Pesticide Free P.E.I., says she hopes Summerside and Cornwall will be next with bans.