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Oakville group announces
forum on urban pesticides

"Turf Wars"
March 7, 2001
707 Galaxy Rd., Oakville, Ontario
call: Mike (905) 847-6326, Tanya (905) 338-5660 or Julio (416) 949-1254

We cordially invite you to attend the first of "People's Forums on Environment and Health."

In response to concerns voiced by many area residents, Oakvillegreen Conservation Association, The CAW Halton-Peel Regional Environmental Council, and Gardens off Drugs are proud to present "Turf Wars," an environmental forum on urban pesticides.

"Turf Wars" will be held on March 7, from 7 to 9 pm at the 707 Galaxy, at 475 North Service Road, in Oakville.

"...the potential for health problems from pesticides represents an unacceptable risk to humans, and children in particular..."

The issue of urban pesticides is clearly a matter of great consequence to us all and we felt it was certainly significant enough to be the topic for our first forum. In fact, the Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Ontario College of Family Physicians have written that "...the potential for health problems from pesticides represents an unacceptable risk to humans, and children in particular..." and that " ...the potential for the health of children in Ontario to be affected by pesticides is undeniable....."

We would be pleased to have you to join us on March 7 to find out how pesticides affect our health and our environment, learn what we can do about it, and discover what the alternatives to pesticides are. The speakers for this event include:

  • Bruce Lofquist, an advocate on behalf of children's health, who is currently writing a book entitled, Children's Health & Urban Pesticides: The Hazardousness of Everyday Places & Spaces. Bruce is Executive Director of Eco-Praxis Inc., a public interest research and resource centre located in Oakville.

  • Lori Stahlbrand, a journalist and broadcaster on several CBC news programs, who has recently co-authored "Real Food For a Change." Lori has written and filmed documentaries and educational videos on health and environmental issues. She is currently working with World Wildlife Fund Canada on pesticide reduction issues.

  • Lorelei Hepburn, an entrepreneur who established and runs Ontario's largest privately owned 100% chemical and pesticide-free lawn care company, called the Environmental Factor.

  • Jim Mahon, chairperson of the CAW Local 1520 Environment Committee and appointed CAW environmental representative for the St. Thomas Assembly Plant of Ford of Canada.

We look forward to seeing you on March 7, 7:00 pm, 707 Galaxy! For more info, call Mike at (905) 847-6326, Tanya at (905) 338 5660 or Julio at (416) 9491254


Renee Sandelowsky, Oakvillegreen,
Julio Catani, CAW
Tanya Orton, Gardens off Drugs