Saturday, July 9, 2011

POSSIBILITY OF SPRAY ACTIVITIES THIS MORNING - NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES THIS AFTERNOON

Due to the forecast today... The weather conditions as predicted for today MAY possibly permit pesticide spray activities this morning in the St. Johns area for a portion of the day. 

Residents please be advised that spraying activities may occur today, however companies are required to give 24 hour notification prior to spraying.

Weather conditions in the St. Johns area can swiftly change, monitor weather conditions closely throughout the day.



St. John's

Current Conditions
 
Mainly Sunny
11 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:30 AM NDT Saturday 9 July 2011

  • Condition:
    Mainly Sunny
     
    Pressure:
    101.7 kPa
     
    Tendency:
    falling
     
     
    Visibility:
    24 km
     
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2
     


  • Temperature:
    10.8°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    8.0°C
     
    Humidity:
    83 %
     
    Wind:
    SSE 5 km/h
     


















Increasing cloudiness near noon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 17. UV index 6 or high.

A very important reminder:

When a pesticide spray activity is to occur, the applicator must give verbal or written notification to all neighbouring properties within 15 meters(aprox 49 feet) 24 hours in advance of the spray activity.

The notification must include the common name/trade name of the pesticide, the active ingredient(s) and the type of pest controlled.

When given this notification, neighbours should be aware to close all windows, turn off the heat recovery & ventilation units in their home, take in clothing from the line as well as children's toys and do not allow children or pets to play in the area in order to help reduce the risk of exposure.

For more information please see the Operators licence and Landscape Attachment

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


Above Articles available through Trancontinental Newsnet

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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