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Publication - Northern Exposure: Acute pesticide poisonings in Canada

Over 6,000 Canadians suffer from acute pesticide poisonings every year. That is one of the findings from research conducted by David Boyd for the David Suzuki Foundation report, Northern Exposure: Acute pesticide poisonings in Canada.

To download executive summary or full report (PDF-328 KB, 18 pages) go to: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Publications/Northern_exposure.asp
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Posted July 10, 2007 by Anonymous

Healthy Parks Parties Across Calgary

Description:
Come on out for a party in the park this June 10th in support of removing pesticide use from parks.Locations where Healthy Parks Parties are being held:

  • New Edinborough Park - Sunnyside - Corner of 5A St. and 3rd Ave. NW (the one that started it all and still the biggest)
  • Nellie Breen Park - Inglewood - Corner of 14 St. and St. Monica Ave. SE
  • Killarney Community Association Green Space - 2828 - 28 Ave. SW
  • Battalion Park - Signal Hill. Sienna Park Dr & Sierra Morena Rd SW. This is Battalion Park school park.
  • River Park/Sandy Beach - the south parking lot at 14A St and 50 Ave SW
  • Rotary Park

Don't have one close to you? Set up your local park and host a party there. Read more »

Arusha Infoactive Happy Hour presents How to make a pesticide-free park (& party)?

Description:
The Arusha Centre hosts an Infoactive Happy Hour on the last Friday of each month.We present a different local cause through a live presentation and/or pre-recorded video. This month the event will focus on "How to set up your own Pesticide-Free Park Party?" as the Pesticide-Free Park Parties are coming up on June 10.Free admission.Beer, wine and juice available for $3 and $2 respectively.Chips and salsa and veggies and dip available by suggested donation. Read more »

Pesticide Reduction in Edmonton - Important meeting of the Transportation & Public Works Committee

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
From: Pesticide-Free Edmonton We would like to make you aware of an important meeting of the Transportation and Public Works Committee of City Council on Tuesday February 27th. The commitee will be reviewing a report entitled 'Pesticide Reduction Update'. This meeting will be held at 1:30pm in the River Valley Room of City Hall. The report will be available by noon on Thursday February 22 and can be accessed on the City website www.edmonton.ca/meetings, then click on Transportation and Public Works "Agendas". Read more »

Petition to eliminate the use of cosmetic pesticides in Edmonton

From: Pesticide-Free Edmonton

We are hoping that Edmonton City Council will pass a bylaw banning the use of non-essential pesticides on city property - parks, schoolyards and playgrounds, and on private property. With enough public pressure this could happen.

This petition will be presented to City Council.

Please sign it if you believe, as I do, that pesticides are dangerous to our health and to that of our children, grandchildren, our pets and our environment. Read more »

Posted January 19, 2007 by russ

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