CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C- The city is cracking down on it’s most unwanted residents- invasive plant species.

At their July 16th meeting, Campbell River City Council approved amendments to the Environmental Protection and Public Nuisance bylaws, which were approved last February, aimed at regulating noxious weeds and invasive plants.

The new amendments mean penalties for anyone harbouring the floral fugitives.

Residents can now be fined $250.00 for planting noxious weeds or invasive plants, failing to keep property clear of the specified plants and failure to remove them on a regular basis – or when ordered to do so.  

The list of offenders, as regulated by council, now includes giant hogweed, yellow flag iris, Scotch broom and knotweeds (bohemian, giant, Himalayan and Japanese).

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