May 172018
 

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/reports-publications/pesticides-pest-management/fact-sheets-other-resources/update-neonicotinoid-pesticides.html Note:  During the public consultation for imidacloprid, approximately 46,000 comments were received. Update on the Neonicotinoid Pesticides 19 December 2017 PDF Version – 125 K Introduction This document provides a progress report on Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) ongoing assessments of the neonicotinoid insecticides (last update on the Neonicotinoid Pesticides, 2017). The […]

May 172018
 
2017-11-13  Neonics linked to songbird deaths, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found that canola seed coated with imidacloprid, a type of neonicotinoid, can be toxic to songbirds. | File photo Scientists have conducted dozens of studies on neonicotinoid seed treatments and the potential impact on bee health. Now, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found […]

May 172018
 

by Robert Arnason Health Canada proposed last November to ban imidacloprid, an insecticide applied to fruit, vegetables, potatoes and many other crops across the country. Twelve months have passed since the announcement, but Canadian farmers who use the insecticide will have to wait another year to know if it’s banned or not. “Health Canada is […]

May 172018
 

This information is available and known.  Wikipedia has a write-up, with sources foot-noted.   From Wikipedia.   Imidacloprid.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid#Neonicotinoids_banned_by_the_European_Union  The last item is: Regulation Neonicotinoids banned by the European Union See also: Neonicotinoid § European Union In February 2018, the European Food Safety Authority published a new report indicating that neonicotinoids pose a serious danger to both […]

May 172018
 
2017-06-08   Health Canada holds off on neonicotinoid ban, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Environment Canada data from 2012-14 showed that imidacloprid concentrations were highest in creeks and streams in southern Ontario, particularly in areas with intensive vegetable, fruit and grape production. | Getty photo Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid for at least six months, says a horticultural […]

May 172018
 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/colony-collapse-disorder-pesticide/   Boston, MA – The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The authors, led by Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of […]

Apr 262018
 

Jim Harding’s new book (Jan 2018),  Moving Beyond: Neo-liberalism in Saskatchewan Jim writes: See our new website at  QVEA.CA Also I have a new short book out which looks back at our Saskatchewan political history from a “green” perspective. You can download at my webpage: crowsnestecology.wordpress.com – – – – – – – – – […]

Apr 232018
 

RE:   Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours   ( http://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/why-so-few-people-on-six-nations-reserve-have-clean-running-water-unlike-their-neighbours-1.4618968)   EXCERPT from the program: . . .   communities suffering from disease and death thanks to long-neglected water quality. Martin-Hill . . . “I think we all know at some level that the environment has a […]

2018-04-16 Verbal version of Water, Submission to Town Council, Cholera cases, originating French Creek and Qualicum Bay. And April 9th report of norovirus. Human sewage a plausible factor in both.

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Apr 122018
 

TO:   Town Council          FOR:    Council Meeting, April 16th, 2018 (Written version submitted April 11th) SPEAKER:   Sandra Finley, resident SUBJECT:   Cholera cases, originating French Creek and Qualicum Bay.  And April 9th report of norovirus.  Human sewage a plausible factor in both.   Thank-you for the opportunity to share information in support of my request.  I am […]

Apr 092018
 

My letter to officials appears below this reply from the Medical Health Officer:   From: Hasselback, Paul Sent: March 26, 2018 7:03 AM To:  Sandra Finley Cc: Waters, Shannon (Dr)  ((Vancouver Island Health Authority) Subject: FW: re Cholera cases from herring eggs, Qualicum Beach area   Ms. Finley:   As the Medical Health Officer for […]