The province has given Northern Pulp the green light to spray 1,315 hectares of woodland in Colchester and Halifax counties.
“These applications came into our department and we’ve reviewed all the pertinent material and have taken submissions from people that are concerned about the spray and looked into everything,” Environment Minister Margaret Miller said of the company’s plan for an aerial and ground spray of 27 woodland sites with VisionMax, which contains the compound glyphosate as its active herbicidal ingredient. “We know that it (glyphosate) has been approved by Health Canada,” Miller said after giving her ministerial approval Wednesday. “Terms and conditions were set with the approvals and we are quite secure that it is not going to be an issue.”
But it is an issue for many.
“I’m very disappointed with both the minister and her government,” said Lenore Zann, the NDP MLA for the Truro area who has gathered more than 2,000 signatures on an online petition against spraying. Read more >>