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August 23, 2019

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Moncton, New Brunswick

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Moncton, New Brunswick. This detection is outside of currently regulated areas for emerald ash borer in Canada, and is the third detection of EAB in the province.

CFIA and its partners are conducting additional surveys to determine whether the pest has become established in the area, and if so, the extent of the spread.

July 24, 2019

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Oromocto, New Brunswick

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Oromocto, New Brunswick. This is the second detection of emerald ash borer in the province, the first being in Edmundston in 2018. Oromocto is approximately 300 km south of Edmundston in the southwestern portion of the province, outside of the currently regulated areas for emerald ash borer in Canada.

CFIA and its partners are conducting additional surveys to determine whether the pest has become established in the area, and if so, the extent of the spread.

July 5, 2019

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and expansion of the regulated area in Quebec

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. This finding is outside of the current regulated areas for EAB in Canada.

After assessing the situation and evaluating the risk of EAB spreading to the adjacent territories, CFIA decided to expand the regulated area in Quebec to include the regional county municipalities of Montmagny, L'Islet and Kamouraska

April 1, 2019

Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated areas into Nova Scotia

Following pest surveys and consultation with stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is expanding the emerald ash borer regulated areas to include the county of Halifax, in Nova Scotia.

The movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the county of Halifax is restricted.

September 28, 2018

Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated areas into New Brunswick

Following pest surveys and consultation with stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is expanding the emerald ash borer regulated areas to include the county of Madawaska, excluding the municipality of Grand Falls, New Brunswick. The movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the county of Madawaska, excluding the municipality of Grand Falls, is restricted.

September 21, 2018

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Bedford, NS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Bedford, Nova Scotia. The new finding is a first for Nova Scotia, which is outside of the current areas regulated for emerald ash borer in Canada. The emerald ash borer was also detected in New Brunswick earlier this year. The CFIA and its partners are conducting additional survey work to determine whether the pest has become established in the area, and if so, the extent of the spread.

May 17, 2018

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Edmundston

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the city of Edmundston, New Brunswick. The new finding is the first finding in Atlantic Canada and was outside of the regulated area, which includes southern Quebec, southern Ontario, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg. Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

January 24, 2018

Emerald Ash Borer - Latest Information

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) to include a new area in Manitoba and to expand the areas in Quebec. This change is due to new detections of EAB in Winnipeg and southern Quebec in 2017 and is intended to slow the insect's spread.

Additions to the regulated areas:

News release: Emerald ash borer regulated areas expanded

December 7, 2017

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Winnipeg

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The new finding was outside of the regulated area, which includes the regional county municipalities of southwest Quebec, from Pontiac to Acton, all of southern Ontario, and the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the affected sites, is restricted.

October 20, 2017

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Sherbrooke

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the city of Sherbrooke, in Quebec's Eastern Townships. These findings were outside of the regulated area, which includes the regional county municipalities of southwest Quebec, from Pontiac to Acton, and all of southern Ontario. Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the affected sites, is restricted.

September 25, 2017

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Saint-Bonaventure and Durham-Sud

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the municipalities of Saint-Bonaventure and Durham-Sud, in the Centre-du-Québec region. These findings were outside of the regulated area, which includes the regional county municipalities of southwest Quebec, from Pontiac to Acton, and all of southern Ontario. Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the affected sites, is restricted.

August 24, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Drummondville, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover and Saint-Eugène

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Drummondville as well as in the municipalities of Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover and Saint-Eugène, in the Centre-du-Québec region. These findings were outside of the regulated area, which includes southwest Quebec, from Pontiac to Acton, and all of southern Ontario. Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, and all species of firewood from the affected sites, is restricted.

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Chertsey

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in the municipality of Chertsey, in the region of Lanaudière, North of Montreal. This finding was outside of the regulated area, which includes southwest Quebec, from Pontiac to Acton, and all of southern Ontario. Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

July 10, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Quebec City

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Quebec City.

Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

September 14, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Berthierville and Lavaltrie, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in the regional county municipality of D'Autray in the towns of Berthierville and Lavaltrie, Quebec.

Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

August 23, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Joliette, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in the Municipality of Joliette, Quebec.

Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

August 4, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Saint-Gabriel, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel, Quebec.

Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

June 30, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipality of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted.

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:

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. 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:

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:

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. 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:

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:

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:

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.

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