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Province can follow County’s example to “Bee Friendly”

bee-signThanks to a growing movement of concerned citizens (many in our own Prince Edward County), Ontario has announced a bold plan for regulations to restrict neonicintinoid pesticides (AKA “neonics”).

It’s the first of its kind in North America. The provincial government considered the growing body of evidence that neonics are harmful and is proposing tough action to protect pollinators – setting a target to reduce use of these chemicals by 80 per cent. The plan is to move millions of acres of Ontario corn and soy fields off of neonics. New regulations are to be in place in time for the 2016 planting season.

This is big news, but there is still a lot of work to do. Please tell the other provinces and the federal government to take immediate action to ban neonics by contacting them directly or through the David Suzuki Foundation where you will find a link where you can show your support for this initiative.

Together we’re turning the tide on the use of neonics. We in Prince Edward County can be proud that we were the first municipality in North America to support a moratorium on the use of neonics and to commit not to use them on municipal property.   Thanks for your continued support.

Robin Lunn
on behalf of the Bee-Active group of PEC
For more information, or to order Bee-Friendly Lawn Signs, call 613-476-6265.

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