Invasive plants in the crosshairs in Kitimat

The District of Kitimat is joining the Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) for a third year.

The District of Kitimat is joining the Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) for a third year to eradicate the area’s invasive plant species.

Municipal and Crown lands identified as having invasive species will be treated, and the local invasive plant contractor will work with private land owners if it’s known plants are growing on private lands too.

The six plant species being targeted in Kitimat are Scotch Brooms, Japanese Knotweed, Burdock, Himalayan Balsam, Mountain Bluet and Common Comfrey.

Two herbicides will be used in Kitimat one called Milestone (aminopyralid) and Vantage XRT (glyphosate).

Those with a green thumb will be able to pitch in the weeding effort too. Up to July 15 people can register for the 2014 Community Weed Pull on August 16. That event will set volunteers to remove Himalayan Balsam from the drainage ditches near Kildala Elementary. It’s a three hour event.

Director of Leisure Services Martin Gould said the District of Kitimat contributes $10,000 annually to the plan and it has been fairly successful since it began.

“The only spot that is always a battle is people don’t realize they have them growing in their own garden as a plant,” he said.

People can visit to see a list of the plants being targeted.


Just Posted

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Kitimat commits itself to the global fight against polio

Mayor Phil Germuth signs a proclamation

$2 million landfill capping complete

The purpose is to minimize potential leaching of contaminants from the site.

Pipeline company urges rejection of many seeking intervener status in jurisdictional hearings

Those seeking to participate include District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation

North Coast figure skater to star in Dancing On Ice

Carlotta Edwards learned to skate in Prince Rupert, before becoming a star with millions of viewers

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

West Fraser to reduce sawmill production in Quesnel, Fraser Lake

The move will affect 75 employees in Quesnel, 60 in Fraser Lake

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

One man died of life-threatening injuries on Nov. 8

Most Read