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City spraying for elm bark beetles

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City crews will hit the streets of north Winnipeg next week to combat the spread of Dutch elm disease.

The public works department announced this morning that spraying for its elm bark beetle control program will begin next week, Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Targeted areas include Brooklands, St. James, the North End, Point Douglas, Central Park, Spence, Weston, Inkster industrial park, Garden City, and Margaret Park.

The insect control branch will also focus on school properties in St. James-Assiniboia, Seven Oaks, River East-Transcona and Winnipeg (north of the Assiniboine River).

The city states that treatment will occur on an ongoing basis until the fall.

 

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