A Surrey grand-mother says she is afraid to have her grand-kids come visit because she fears the chemical aerial spray to target gypsy moths in her area is unsafe.
Tanya Rowland claims everyone in her household got sick after the first round of spraying.
“I don’t, even just coming here, I just feel like my land is now contaminated, we have lived here for 27 years, I hand weed, and use vinegar on my garden, I never use pesticides, we have blueberries and strawberries and kiwi, I plant a garden, and I don’t even want to eat anything I have out there right now.”
She isn’t alone.
Residents held a rally on Saturday morning.
More than 1-thousand people have signed an online petition.
Every morning this week the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural resources says it’s using a Health Canada approved biodegradable product to spray more than 4500 hectares of land in Surrey and Delta.
Photo credit: Gail Hampshire