Public Engagement Sessions
These public engagement sessions are intended to gather feedback on the proposed list of exemptions that the City would like to include in the cosmetic herbicide restriction motion, previously passed by the City Council in June 2015. This motion needs to be updated to ensure operational and regulatory alignment with the updated Integrated Pest Management Policy C501A.
Edmontonians are invited to review the proposed exemptions and provide their feedback, advice or suggestions on how to align the motion with the policy to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiency.
March 10, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre
14528 66 Street NW
March 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
2051 Leger Rd NW
The City’s Pest Management Strategy is based on scientific expertise and environmental stewardship through the adoption of integrated pest management principles. Integrated Pest Management is a multidisciplinary, ecological approach to the management of pests based first on prevention and, when necessary, control.
Integrated Pest Management incorporates effective, economical and environmentally sound methods and strategies that include:
- Preventative/Cultural Measures
- Biological and Mechanical Controls
- Chemical Controls
The Integrated Pest Management Policy C501A, adopted in 2019, directs the appropriate use of pesticides by the City of Edmonton. The City has always sought multiple options for every pest problem to reduce the overall use of pesticides.
In addition to policies adopted at the municipal level, the use of pesticides is also governed by both federal and provincial legislation.
At the federal level, every pesticide registered for use in Canada is approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, a division of Health Canada. Pesticides are regulated by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency to ensure efficacy and minimal risk to human health and the environment; therefore, products are subject to significant scientific scrutiny. Instructions for usage are detailed on the product label and include the specific requirements around application methods.
Provincial regulations cover the licensing and training of individuals, codes of practice and service requirements for the application of pesticides in Alberta. These include reporting requirements, such as amounts of pesticides used, locations and the required public notice of treatment activities.
Pesticide maps detailing where crews plan treatments for Mosquitoes, Tree Insects and Weeds.