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Steinbach leads charge to seek end to Manitoba’s pesticide ban

City claims approved pesticides cost twice as much and aren't as effective

November 21, 2019
By Steinbach Online

Steinbach has struggled to control weeds in its parks and sports fields since the province-wide ban was launched in 2015.

The Manitoba government is being asked to end its province-wide cosmetic pesticide ban. Steinbach city council has unanimously approved a resolution to seek an end to the ban, claiming approved products cost twice as much as outlawed pesticides yet they are not nearly as effective in keeping weeds away from city parks and sports fields.