Friday, June 17, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the wind speeds for later today as well as rain in the forecast: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area.

If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.

Current Conditions
 
Fog
7 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:30 AM NDT Friday 17 June 2011

  • Condition:
    Fog
     
    Pressure:
    101.0 kPa
     
    Tendency:
    rising
     
     
    Visibility:
    2 km
     
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2
     


  • Temperature:
    6.6°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    5.8°C
     
    Humidity:
    95 %
     
    Wind:
    NW 8 km/h
     










Periods of rain or drizzle. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches retreating to the coast. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 10.

Tip of the day!

It is illegal in Canada to claim that a pesticide is "safe""natural," or "organic". And, the terms "biological" and "biodegradable"cannot be used without qualification. The Regulatory Directive 96-02, dated March 15, 1996 further states:

"Vague and potentially misleading statements such as "environmentally friendly," "green," or "ozone friendly" must not beused as they cannot clearly indicate a specific benefit."

The Federal Pest Control Products Act states:

No person shall package, label or advertise any control product in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quantity, composition, merit or safety.

"advertise "includes any representation by any means whatever for the purpose of promoting directly or indirectly the sale or other disposition of a control product."

For copies of the Directive call the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada at 1-800-267-6315

Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%


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My Past Articles

More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 413 words
Karen Griffin - Judie Squires says someone needs to patrol the companies that spray residential areas for pesticides because she's observed nine violations of the Environmental Protection Act in her Paradise neighborhood alone


Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
The Telegram (St. John's) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 253 words
Judie Squires - environment to become poisoned? A temporary ban on all residential pesticides has to be put into place, to protect us, our wildlife and our environment as a whole. Judie Squires Paradise


Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
The Telegram (St. John's) - 08-28-2004 - 613 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic the province will ban cosmetic use


Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - 08-30-2004 - 712 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic that the province will ban the


Province lagging behind in pesticide control
The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


The two sides to pesticide use
The Telegram (St. John's) - 07-16-2006 - 781 words
Judie Squires - health of your families. When Canada's most respected health authorities tell us pesticides threaten our health, we should all be listening. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


Inquiry implicates BTk
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 353 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - of trees. The live spores can be inhaled by humans and animals exposed to BT. Judie Squires, secretary of the Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, says despite claims that


Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - at the end of this year. These products will only be sold to certified dealers. Judie Squires, secretary of the newly formed Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, isn't


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Time for provincial lawn pesticide regulation
The Telegram (St. John's) - 03-14-2009 - 419 words
pesticides. Please join me in lobbying our province for a pesticide ban Judie Squires Portugal Cove...

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