Newspaper article The Canadian Press

City of Edmonton Faces Environmental Charges for Pesticide-Related Offences

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

City of Edmonton Faces Environmental Charges for Pesticide-Related Offences

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City of Edmonton faces environmental charges

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EDMONTON - The City of Edmonton faces environmental charges after allegedly using weed control chemicals inappropriately.

Alberta officials say the city has been charged with six counts under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and one count under the province's pesticide regulations.

The charges are related to a set of events from May 11 to Sept. 9, 2016.

One of the charges alleges that the chemical had a label that said it was not to be used in residential areas.

The city says the charges stem from the inadvertent use of a herbicide called Hyvar X-L by a city crew on pathways in a residential neighbourhood.

The city says the pathways were closed and property owners, schools and community leagues were notified. …

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