November 15, 2010
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Wellington County (Guelph), south of Highway 401 between Wellington Road 32 and Wellington Road 35.

Movement restrictions will be placed on the affected property. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed for the year.

The emerald ash borer is quickly spreading throughout Ontario and Quebec. The key challenge, according to CFIA, is to prevent people from moving potentially infested ash materials, such as logs, branches, nursery stock, wood chips, and firewood of all species to non-infested areas.