Proper cultivation, to control the spread of noxious weeds, is encouraged throughout the municipality. If noxious weeds are spreading due to the neglect of any land, council may take action against the landowner under the provisions of the Noxious Weeds Act.
For information on other invasive plant species click here. Guide to identify and control common noxious weeds click here
All farmers engaged in organic farming practices must advise the municipal office accordingly. Organic farming regulations may require that buffers be maintained around the organic lands and, in such cases, the adjacent road allowance shall not constitute the buffer.
In 2005 Council introduced a program to help stop the spread of Leafy Spurge. Residents will be reimbursed for the cost of the chemical Tordon 22K, purchased and applied during the current year. Any taxes incurred are not refundable.Rebate Application. For more information on Leafy Spurge please click here.
Wild parsnip is a noxious weed listed under The Weed Control Act. It causes burns to skin (similar to a chemical burn or extreme sunburn), when the skin comes in contact with the plant sap and then is exposed to sunlight. If you come into contact with wild parsnip, wash the area thoroughly, immediately cover the area and seek medical attention as soon as possible. The blisters can take a few days to appear. Wild parsnip also looks a lot like cow parsnip, which is a very common native plant species, but the main difference is the colour of their flowers. Wild parsnip has yellow flowers while cow parsnip has white. For more information visit: http://www.invadingspecies.com/wild-parsnip/
There are confirmed locations of wild parsnip in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Invasive Species Map
Clubroot is a declared pest in Saskatchewan under The Pest Control Act.
Clubroot is a soil-borne disease of canola and vegetables. Clubroot affects canola yield and quality to a similar degree as other diseases affecting water and nutrient uptake, and its impact depends on soil conditions and the growth stage of the crop when infection occurs. Please click here for Clubroot of Canola Fact Sheet.