Pesticide notification registry deadline nears

Kelowna residents who wish to be informed when pesticide spraying occurs close to their homes are asked to register with the City of Kelowna’s Pesticide Notification Registry before March 15.

  • Feb. 8, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Kelowna residents who wish to be informed when pesticide spraying occurs close to their homes are asked to register with the City of Kelowna’s Pesticide Notification Registry before March 15.

Residents must register each year for the registry to be kept accurate and up to date.

Those included in the 2010 registry must register again if they wish to be included in this year’s notification program.

The city’s pesticide bylaw came into effect Jan. 1, 2009, and restricts the use of non-essential pesticides by homeowners on residential properties. Pesticide applicators who are provincially certified can apply to be exempt from the bylaw.

“Since certified applicants are still able to apply chemical pesticides we want to make sure residents have the option of knowing when spraying in their area is taking place,” said marketing and communications coordinator Summer Bracey.

“This is our eighth consecutive year running the registry and it’s a valuable service for those who want to minimize their exposure to pesticides.”

Registrants are notified by commercial spray operators on the same or previous day to pesticide application on abutting residential properties.

The registry notification does not cover pesticide application on agricultural properties.

The city encourages residents to register online at kelowna.ca/environment, providing their name, street address, postal code, phone number, email address, preference for same-day or previous-day notification and reasons for registering.

Alternately, residents can register by calling the Commercial Pesticide Notification Registry Hotline at 250-469-8556, faxing 250-862-3314, email enviro@kelowna.ca or mail applications to the City of Kelowna Development Services, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 1J4.

For more information about the notification registry, see kelowna.ca/environment.

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