The City of Kamloops is a leader in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In our practise of IPM, we only use chemical pesticides as a last resort and only after following all of the IPM steps.
- 2001: The City adopted a city-wide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Master Plan. The plan lays out a strategy for responsible pest management in public and private green spaces.
- 2006: The City formed a pesticide use committee to research pesticide bylaws and alternatives to chemical-based pesticide control. The committee, comprising various groups and agencies in the community, provided recommendations to Council on the future of pesticide use in Kamloops.
- 2008: The City launched the Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Living education campaign.
- 2010: The Pesticide Use Control Bylaw came into effect.
- 2015/2016: New bylaw.