Weather conditions in the St. Johns area can swiftly change, monitor weather conditions closely throughout the day.
If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.
Tip of the day:
WHY NEWFOUNDLAND SHOULD BAN PESTICIDES
Newfoundland is the ONLY Atlantic Canadian province with no pesticide protection.
Current regulations are not providing enough protection.
Over 80% of Canadians are protected from these poisons. Children should be free from pesticide exposures while walking to school.
People have a right to be safe in their homes, free from pesticide exposures.
No one should be expected to leave their home to avoid pesticides conversely; no one should be kept a "prisoner" in one's home in order to avoid landscape pesticides.
Effective pesticide bans recognize that the proprietary interests of commercial businesses should never take precedence over the health of the public.
There are clear economic advantages to a "clean and green" province.
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%
Where to report a violation