Notice of Pesticide Use

Public Notice of Pesticide Use

The Township of North Stormont intends to utilize Wagar and Corput Weed Control Inc. to control weeds along the following rural road sides:

Ashburn Rd., Benoit Rd., Casselman Rd., Concession 1-2 Rd., Concession 2-3 Rd., Concession 3-4 Rd., Concession 4-5 Rd., Concession 5-6 Rd. Concession 6-7 Rd., Concession 7-8 Rd., Concession 8-9 Rd., Concession 10-11 Rd., Concession 11-12 Rd., Courville Rd., Farley Rd., Finch-Osnanbruck Boundary Rd., Finch-Winchester Boundary Rd., Finch-Cambridge Boundary Rd., Forgues Rd., Goldfield Rd., Macmillan Rd., Manley Rd., Marionville Rd., McDermid Rd., Murphy Rd., Nine Mile Rd., Noel Rd., Ouderkirk Rd., Reveler Rd., Shane Rd., Smirle Rd., St.Luke’s Rd., Yelle Rd.,

The Contractor will be using a combination of the following: Distillates (Petroleum), Hydrotreated Light Paraffinic 64742-55-8 =66.0% Alkylphenol alkoxylate 69029-39-6= 16.5% Heavy aromatic naphtha 64742-94-5= 4.7% Naphthalene 91-20-3= 0.5% * Balance Not available 12.3%

Note The ” * “, or “asterisk”, denotes sub-components included in Heavy aromatic naphtha, CASRN 64742- 94-5

Commencing on May 13th, 2019 (weather permitting) and ending June 13th, 2019.

For further information Contact:

Wagar and Corput Weed Control (613)938-2117

OR

Blake Henderson (613)551-0498 or 1-877-984-2821

Please contact the Township of North Stormont if you require more detailed information regarding our program- including additional information on how to post “no spray” signage in front of your property. This information is available at the Township of North Stormonts Website (www.northstormont.ca)

CN Rail Annual Vegetation Management Program

CN is required to clear its rights-of-way from any vegetation that may pose a safety hazard.  Vegetation on railway rights-of-way, if left uncontrolled, can contribute to trackside fires and impair proper inspection of track infrastructure.

As such, for safe railway operations, the annual vegetation control program will be carried out on CN rail lines in the Province of Ontario.  A certified applicator will be applying herbicides on and around the railway tracks (mainly the graveled area/ballast).  All product requirements for setbacks in the vicinity of dwellings, aquatic environments and municipal water supplies will be met.

CN expects the program to take place between May 6th and July 12th, 2019.

For more information please visit www.cn.ca/vegetation.

A Frequently Asked Questions information sheet is provided below.

CN Vegetation Management Notice & FAQ

EOHU Offering Free Tick Removal Cards to Area Residents

As part of this year’s Lyme disease awareness campaign, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is offering FREE tick removal cards to local residents.

The tick cards can make removing ticks that are attached to the skin easier and can be carried in a wallet.  They will be available starting May 1st at local EOHU offices until supplies run out (limit one card per family).

The EOHU is also cautioning residents that populations of blacklegged ticks, which can spread Lyme disease to humans, are growing in locations across the five eastern counties.  The EOHU region has known risk areas, where blacklegged ticks have been identified and where individuals have the potential to come into contact with infected ticks.  More information about ticks and Lyme disease, including a map of Ontario’s risk areas, can be found at www.eohu.ca/lyme.

EOHU Tick Removal Cards – Flyers

Hydrant Flushing

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be commencing with the hydrant flushing for Crysler, Finch and Moose Creek between May 6th and May 24th.

Residents may notice a discolouration of the water at their homes during this period and for a short time thereafter.  If you notice a discolouration of your tap water, please run the water until it is clear.  This discolouration is not hazardous to your health.  It is typical of a normal operating water distribution system.

Please call OCWA if you have any questions or comments on how the Ontario Clean Water Agency can serve you better 613-448-3098.