November 15, 2013
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in new locations in Ontario and Quebec on Oct. 21.

The Ontario locations include north of Rice Lake in Peterborough County and Laird Township in the District of Algoma. The Quebec areas include Marieville, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Rouville; Low in the MRC of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, and Boisbriand in the MRC of Thérèse-De-Blainville.

Movement restrictions of all ash materials, such as logs, branches and wood chips and all species of firewood from the affected sites, have been 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.

The CFIA continues to work with federal, provincial and municipal governments toward slowing the spread of EAB. The insect infestation has cost municipalities across Ontario millions of dollars.