Guelph Junction Railway spraying

The GJR will be undertaking vegetation control in areas adjacent to residential properties and formal trails sharing the railway right of way by a number of methods. We will be undertaking as soon as we can get a plan together a number of test sections using non herbicide based products in order to determine their effectiveness and cost under actual conditions. The spraying of herbicide products still be allowed if necessary under carefully controlled conditions. This will involve a public […]

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GJR response to Dufferin St Neighbourhood Group

Dufferin Street Neighbourhood Group RE: Your email of September 7th 2010 Dear Ms. LC, I am in receipt of your email of the above noted date and wish to thank you for your quick and detailed response in bringing the concerns of the Dufferin Street Neighbourhood Group to the Board’s attention. All the Directors of the GJR have seen this letter and it raises a number of points which reaffirms the need for the railway to review its current and […]

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Vigorous public debate over railway pesticide use

The following article appeared in the September14 edition of the Guelph Mercury: Clearly-irked residents seeking a pesticide ban railed against the municipally-owned Guelph Junction Railway at a boisterous Ward 2 meeting Monday evening, hosted by councillors Vicki Beard and Ian Findlay. Some were particularly incensed at what they see as a railway board slow to respond to complaints recently requesting, through Beard, more residents to pass their concerns along in writing. Resident Norman Liota said he sent his complaints along […]

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GJR update

FOR YOUR INFORMATION I wish to advise you that the letter from LC was distributed to the GJR Board of Directors who has tasked the Governance Committee with reviewing current and alternative maintaince activites for this area. LC will shortly be receiving a letter directly from the Board Chairman advising her of this and thanking her for bringing it to his attention. Staff

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Better solution needed to control weeds along tracks

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Sept 13 edition of the Guelph Mercury: One has to wonder why letter writer Sandra Solomon, from Puslinch is defending the use of pesticides along tge Guelph Junction Railway tracks. Perhaps she is unaware that the Trans-Canada Trail is being constructed adjacent to these tracks, which will be used daily and all year by people of all ages—including children. But perhaps she is also not aware of a recent article in […]

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Railway pesticides safe and are properly applied

The following letter to the editor appeared in the September 9 edition of the Guelph Mercury: In response to the Aug. 28 article about a pesticide ban called for along Guelph’s railway tracks, city residents should rest easy knowing that the pesticides being used to control the weeds along the tracks are safe. These products are regulated by Health Canada, which is one of the most respected regulatory agencies in the world. Before being approved for use, each pesticide is thoroughly studied to […]

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