Pesticide Use in the City

The City of Regina is exploring options to regulate pesticide use inside city limits.

For context, here are the definitions we are using to inform the discussion.

What is a pesticide?

A pesticide is any product that is intended to kill something unwanted, whether it’s an insect, weed or rodent.

Pesticides can include:

  • Herbicide – Intended to kill a plant
  • Insecticide – Intended to kill an insect
  • Fungicide – intended to kill a fungus
  • Avicide – intended to kill a bird
  • Rodenticide – intended to kill a rodent

Cosmetic pesticides are defined as non-essential and used for aesthetic purposes.

Why is the City discussing pesticides now?

On April 20, 2022, City Council requested that City Administration explore the possibility of regulating and/or banning cosmetic pesticide use in Regina.

The University of Regina has been contracted to research pesticide bans including what is being done in other parts of Canada.

The final report with the University of Regina research, along with stakeholder and survey feedback, will be presented by City Administration to Executive Committee and City Council early in 2023.  

What’s being asked of the public?

In August, the City hosted stakeholder engagement sessions. Different businesses, groups and associations had an opportunity to speak about what a pesticide ban would mean to them and to ask questions.

Residents can now provide input through the public survey below.

The City of Regina is exploring options to regulate pesticide use inside city limits.

For context, here are the definitions we are using to inform the discussion.

What is a pesticide?

A pesticide is any product that is intended to kill something unwanted, whether it’s an insect, weed or rodent.

Pesticides can include:

  • Herbicide – Intended to kill a plant
  • Insecticide – Intended to kill an insect
  • Fungicide – intended to kill a fungus
  • Avicide – intended to kill a bird
  • Rodenticide – intended to kill a rodent

Cosmetic pesticides are defined as non-essential and used for aesthetic purposes.

Why is the City discussing pesticides now?

On April 20, 2022, City Council requested that City Administration explore the possibility of regulating and/or banning cosmetic pesticide use in Regina.

The University of Regina has been contracted to research pesticide bans including what is being done in other parts of Canada.

The final report with the University of Regina research, along with stakeholder and survey feedback, will be presented by City Administration to Executive Committee and City Council early in 2023.  

What’s being asked of the public?

In August, the City hosted stakeholder engagement sessions. Different businesses, groups and associations had an opportunity to speak about what a pesticide ban would mean to them and to ask questions.

Residents can now provide input through the public survey below.

  • Results from this survey will help City Council and City of Regina Administration to better understand community views on pesticides. Please complete our survey before midnight on October 10.



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Page last updated: 22 Sep 2022, 02:19 PM