Use of pesticides: Sherbrooke prefers a progressive approach
Determinedto ensure an increasingly healthier and greener environment to its population, the City of Sherbrooke will gradually decrease the use of all but low-impact pesticides.
Members of the City Council agreed to this measure that also includes consultation and collaboration with lawn maintenance businesses.
It is believed that available toxicological studies support the decision to protect the health of children and adults, especially when pesticides are used for aesthetic reasons.
Other cities such as Montréal and Magog have already decided to ban all but low-impact pesticides and biopesticides, and citizens greeted this decision positively. However, Sherbrooke prefers a gradual approach to allow for attitudes to evolve.
Current pesticide by-laws can be consulted at www.sherbrooke. ca/pesticides.