Public meeting concerning Lanark County’s weed spraying program.

Dr. Paula Stewart, of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will be chairing a public meeting tonight (Wednesday, July 8th) at 6:00 pm at the Lanark County Admin Building in Perth.

 The purpose of the meeting is for the health unit to respond to some public concerns regarding Lanark County’s weed spraying program.

 Dr. Stewart has supplied the agenda as follows:

 Welcome and Introductions

  1. Purpose of the meeting: To discuss the public health perspective of the controlled spraying of Clearview  in Lanark County
  2. Public Health Perspective – the importance of controlling noxious weeds and the PHO report on the health impacts of the herbicide
  3. Health Canada and  MOECC role – approval of product with restrictions and MOECC respond to any environmental concerns raised by community