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November 13, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Find in Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Laus, Quebec.

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, will be put in place. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

April 1, 2014

Consolidation of regulated areas in Ontario and Quebec

As of April 1, 2014, most of the areas currently regulated to control Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Ontario and Quebec will be consolidated into one large regulated area. This will enable authorities to better protect Canada’s forests by focusing on preventing EAB from spreading into new parts of Canada.

December 19, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Finds in Ontario and Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the following new locations in Ontario and Quebec:

Ontario:

  • Multiple locations in the Town of Bradford in Simcoe County.

Quebec:

  • Terrebonne, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Les Moulins.

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, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

November 21, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Finds in Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the following new locations in Quebec:

  • Clarendon, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Pontiac
  • Granby, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Haute-Yamaska

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, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

October 21, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Finds in Ontario and Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the following new locations in Ontario and Quebec:

Ontario:

  • North of Rice Lake in Peterborough County
  • Laird Township in the District of Algoma

Quebec:

  • Marieville, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Rouville
  • Low, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
  • Boisbriand, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Thérèse-De-Blainville

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, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

September 16, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Finds in Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the following locations:
  • Candiac in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Roussillon
  • Sainte-Julie in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Marguerite-D'Youville
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) Le Haut- Richelieu

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, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

August 19, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Finds in Ontario and Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the following locations:

  • Mont-St-Hilaire in the Municipalité régional de comté (MRC) La-Vallée-du-Richelieu, Quebec
  • Orangeville in Dufferin County, Ontario
  • Pakenham and Carleton Place in Lanark County, 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, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

July 16, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Kawartha Lakes. The emerald ash borer was discovered on two private properties off the Sandy Beach Road in Fenelon Falls.

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 have been notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

July 2, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Grey County, Ontario

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Grey County. The emerald ash borer was discovered on the 4th Sideroad, south of Meaford, 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, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

June 21, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in three new Ontario counties: Renfrew County, Northumberland County and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has detected the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Arnprior, in Renfrew County, in Northumberland County – near Roseneath and in Cornwall and South Mountain in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

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, will be put in place. Owners of the affected properties will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

June 13, 2013

New CFIA measures protect uninfested areas of Canada from the Emerald Ash Borer

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing to protect Canadian trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) by implementing two new spread-limiting measures.

The CFIA establishes regulated areas to restrict the movement of potentially infested wood items from areas where the emerald ash borer (EAB) exists. On April 1, 2014, the Agency will consolidate most of the regulated areas into one large area in Ontario and Quebec. This large area will include Highways 400, 401, 416 and 417 in Ontario and Highways 15, 20, 40 and 50 in Quebec.

Also, as part of the long term strategy to manage EAB, the CFIA has approved the release of two stingless wasps as new biological control agents to combat the spread of EAB.  One wasp that has now been released in limited areas in southwestern Ontario by Natural Resources Canada is Tetrastichus planipennisi.

May 7, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Areas Expanded

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded its regulated areas for the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Ontario and Quebec. The changes in regulated areas, which are intended to slow the spread of the EAB by restricting the movement of ash materials, result from new detections of the beetle in 2012.

Additions to the regulated areas:

  • Bruce County, ON
  • Frontenac County, ON
  • Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, QC
  • Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Papineau, QC
  • Ville de Laval, QC
  • Agglomération de Longueuil, QC

The movement of all ash tree materials and all firewood out of the regulated areas will be restricted. Those who move these materials from a regulated area without prior permission from the CFIA could face fines and/or prosecution.

November 15, 2012

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Papineau

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Papineau, Quebec. The emerald ash borer was discovered in a trap placed in the township of Lochaber by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec.

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

With this find, EAB has now been confirmed to be present in seven areas in Quebec, and in 27 Ontario counties. Although EAB does not pose a risk to human health, it is a highly destructive beetle. It has already killed millions of ash trees in Ontario, Quebec and the United States, and poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas of North America.

October 1, 2012

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Longueuil

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Ville de Longueuil, Quebec.

Movement restrictions, which prohibit the movement of all ash materials—such as logs, branches and wood chips 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.

September 7, 2012

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in L'Ange-Gardien and Chelsea

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the municipality of L'Ange-Gardien and in Gatineau Park in the municipality of Chelsea, both within the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) des collines de l'Outaouais.

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.

August 20, 2012

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Laval

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Ville de Laval, Québec. The emerald ash borer was discovered in a trap set by the CFIA near the Des Prairies River in the Laval-des-Rapides district.

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.

August 8, 2012

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Frontenac County

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Frontenac County, Ontario. The emerald ash borer was discovered at a private campground near the town of Mountain Grove.

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 11, 2012

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Bruce County

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Bruce County, Ontario. The emerald ash borer was discovered in Waterworks Park in Lucknow.

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.

April 18, 2012

CFIA Expands Areas Regulated for the Emerald Ash Borer

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the ministerial order for the emerald ash borer to include new areas of Ontario and Quebec.

As a result of new detections of the beetle in 2011, in addition to the areas already regulated for EAB, the ministerial order expands one existing regulated area and creates two new areas.