Public Notice: 2017 Pesticide Control Programs

Public Notice is hereby given that the City of Portage la Prairie intends to conduct the following Pesticide Control Programs during 2017.

  1. To reduce the mosquito, black fly, forest tent caterpillar, and elm bark beetle population using the chemicals Malathion, Pyrate and Bacillus Thuringsis, for larvaciding;
  2. To control vegetation on sidewalks and parking lots using the chemical Round-up.
  3. To control aquatic weeds in Crescent Lake using Reward.
  4. To control rodents using Contrac –all weather blox and Ground Force.

The commencement of the program is May 1, 2017 through to October 30, 2017. A ground sprayer, backpack sprayer, ULV fogger, spray boat and by hand will be used to apply all chemicals.

Any person may object to the use of any of the pesticides listed above by forwarding a written submission within 15 days of the publication of the notice to the department below:

Manitoba Sustainable Development
Environmental Approvals Branch 
Box 80, Suite 160, 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB    R3C 1A5

Dated at the City of Portage la Prairie this 21st day of March 2017.

Dave Green, Parks/Facility Operations Manager