Moncton mayor says new working group will study glyphosate spraying

By Tori Weldon
CBC News
October 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Dawn Arnold

Moncton’s mayor, Dawn Arnold told council on Monday night that the city, with staff and elected officials from Riverview and Dieppe met with representatives from the province’s departments of agriculture and environment to put together a working group to look at glyphosate spraying near the municipalities’ source of drinking water, Turtle Creek Reservoir. Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview get their drinking water from the Turtle Creek Reservoir … southwest of Moncton, Mayor Arnold asked the province to stop spraying the controversial herbicide glyphosate near the watershed in August. Arnold said last Thursday’s meeting with the province involved, “fullsome discussion around glyphosate.” “We agreed moving forward that we will put together a scientific working group that will work toward eliminating risk in our watershed,” said Arnold.

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