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Business Minister Ross Wiseman addresses members of the media today in St. John's.
Environment Minister Ross Wiseman announced today the province will ban the use and sale of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on lawns beginning in 2012.
Golf courses, agriculture, forestry and some other uses for pests and infrastructure protection will not be included in the ban.
Groups have been calling for such a ban in the province.
More details later and full coverage in Friday’s print edition.