• The Friends of Porcher Island; The Oona River Community Association v. Administrator, Pesticide Control Act

    Decision Date:
    File Numbers:
    Decision Numbers:
    89/03 PES
    Third Party:
    International Forest Products, Permit Holder


    Decision Date: June 27, 1989

    Panel: F.A. Hillier

    The appellant associations appealed the pesticide use permits issued to the Respondent to apply Vision herbicide to an area near Spiller Creek on Porcher Island, B.C. The appellants maintained that aerial spraying of the herbicide would result in unreasonable adverse effects on man and the environment.

    The Board upheld the permits but amended them to remove the provision for aerial spraying. The Board held that ground spraying methods for this site could be done as efficiently and inexpensively as aerial spraying methods.