• SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees

News

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NGOs support banning triclosan in Canada

SNAP signed on to the original statement and is also signing the letter of support because no action has yet been taken by the Canadian government.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Despite Known Hazards, EPA Waits Decades for Manufacturers to Withdraw Pesticide (Beyond Pesticides, July 8, 2015)

Once a pesticide has its foot in the regulatory door in Canada and the USA, it is mind-bogglingly difficult to restrict or ban it,even when it was first registered as conditional without the appropriate testing done. This story is about propoxur with 59 p
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Neonicotinoids Hinder Bee’s Ability to Smell Flowers (Beyond Pesticides, June 29, 2015)

Bees exposed as larvae to a total dose of 0.24 ng/bee had significantly impaired olfactory learning when tested as adults
Thursday, July 9, 2015

EPA at Odds with Scientists on Endocrine System Effects of Weedkillers Atrazine and 2,4-D (Beyond Pesticides, July 6, 2015)

Canada follows the same regulatory approach as the USA. I requested information years ago about our evaluation of endocrine testing and was told it was taken into consideration (no specifics) although in Canada, no new test had been added since 1984.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Report Reveals Chemical Food Industry Tactics in Spinning Food Safety and Attacking Organic

A report released this week by Friends of the Earth exposes the exorbitant amount of money food and agrochemical companies have spent over the past several years to defend industrial agriculture, sway public opinion, and influence elected officials.
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Events

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Earth Democracy Dr. Vandana Shiva

TUESDAY October 28, 2014 7:30 p.m. University of Regina, Education Auditorium- FREE
Monday, October 27, 2014

The Blue Dot Tour with David Suzuki and Friends in Regina

7:00 PM LOCATION: Conexus Arts Centre, Main Theatre. PRICE: $22.00 - $127.00
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Every Bite Affects the World - Book Launch

Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm . Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

March Against Monsanto

Regina link
Saturday, October 12, 2013

March Agaist Monsanto-Regina

Saturday October 12, 2013. Meet at Legislature at 10:30 am. Bring your own signs.
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Action

Friday, February 6, 2015

Pest Control Products Act 'act' Urgent Action Alert

Government members of the Federal Standing Committee on Health are using their majority to force a very quick review of the Pest Control Products Act (the law that governs the licensing of pesticides in Canada). The Act--like many laws--contains a mandato
Thursday, November 27, 2014

SNAP signed on a campaign to ban triclosan

Sunday, October 12, 2014

TAKE ACTION! Tell the National Organic Standards Board: Keep Organic Strong!

A lot of the organic food coming into Canada from the USA. Organic needs to mean something. Please take a few seconds to sign this letter.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Consultation to Amend the Saskatchewan Pest Control Products Regulations, 1995.June 16, 2014. Return by August 15, 2014.

Contact for an electronic copy of the document or questions below
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Friends of the Earth Bee-Action Campaign

to deal with large retailers selling bedding plants contaminated with neonicotinoids
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A Better Alternative...

SNAP's mission is to work towards environmental sustainability in Saskatchewan by promoting better understanding of the impact of pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc) on health and environment, greater awareness and availability of alternatives for controlling pests, diseases and weeds, and significant reductions in pesticide use.

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Regina 

 The fall herbicide program is starting on Thursday, 31 July 2014.

 Check the City of Regina Pesticide Line at 306 777-7777 to get the latest spray schedule. 

Wascana Center Authority  To be added to the notification list, phone the Wascana office at 306-522-3661. You will get weekly emails with the schedule for the upcoming week. D’Arcy Schenk is manager of forestry and horticulture – darcy.schenk@wascana.ca

List of the 2015 pesticide spraying schedules. This link also has the 2014 and 2013 schedules. It is under the news item on WCA's web site. WCA started spraying on the week of 27 April 2015.

I personally avoid Wascana during the spray season. But if you go and get sick, here is what you should do 

Prince Albert

t/c 953-4890 Parks.  As of 6/12/15, all sports fields were sprayed late April. Sprayed city hall in May. Been spraying 6th,15th 28th St medians on Wednesday this week. Yesterday sprayed 15th & 22nd East. Will likely only be spraying until end of June, and then certain area again in fall like athletic fields. Not spraying Kinsman.  Won't be doing again til the fall. Product: Premium freeway – killex. Says its safe w/in 24 hours. Will ask boss about putting up spray notices on city website.