Panel: Linda Michaluk, Dr. Max Smart, Donna Gillis
The appellants were appealing a pesticide use permit issued to the respondent for the application of the herbicide vision near the vicinity of Clowham Logging Camp. They maintained that the herbicide will have unreasonable adverse effects on fish and waterlife in streams in adjacent water bodies, wildlife, and that less harmful alternative treatments were available.
The Board found that the herbicide in question has been approved by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and that the B.C. Supreme Court has found it is not within the mandate of the Board to challenge this finding. The Board did not find enough evidence that there will be an unreasonable adverse effect on wildlife. It upheld the permit with the condition that a pesticide free zone be established around all water bodies.