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August 9, 2011

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in United Counties of Prescott and Russell

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. An adult beetle was collected from a survey trap at a rest stop on Highway 17 near Wendover, Ontario. Survey traps have been set up at high-risk areas throughout Eastern and Northern Ontario.

Movement restrictions, which prohibit the movement of all ash materials—such as logs, branches and wood chips—and all species of firewood from the affected site, have been put in place. Property owners in the affected area have been notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

July 27, 2011

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in the City of Montreal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer in the city of Montreal at the corner of Notre-Dame East Street and Haig Avenue.

To prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer, movement restrictions on ash materials, such as logs, branches, nursery stock and wood chips, as well as firewood of all species will be implemented in the affected area. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed.

July 6, 2011

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Gatineau Outside the Current Regulated Area

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer in the city of Gatineau. This find is outside the current regulated area for the city of Ottawa, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in Ontario and the city of Gatineau, Quebec. The emerald ash borer was discovered at the intersection of Boulevard des Allumettières and Rue Crémazie.

Movement restrictions on regulated wood materials will be placed on the affected property. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed.

March 25, 2011

The CFIA Takes Further Action to Slow Emerald Ash Borer

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is taking further action to slow the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) in Canada by increasing the regulated areas. This increase is due to new detections of this beetle in 2010. The CFIA has invoked one ministerial order that includes all regulated areas in Ontario and Quebec.