Councillors here support efforts of Huron-Kinloss Township in its bid to have the province designate Giant Hogsweed to be included in the Weed Control Act.
In recent correspondence to Minto, the Huron County municipality noted that the Giant Hogsweed has been located at numerous agricultural and residential areas.
Even though the plant can be a serious health hazard for humans, because it is not defined as a noxious week under the Weed Control Act, local weed control inspectors have limited abilities to deal with the issue.
As a result, Huron-Kinloss is asking that the plant be designated under the Weed Control Act so that weed inspectors can take action.
Deputy-mayor Judy Dirksen read Minto’s resolution of support.
She noted it is something councillors have discussed before.
“The weed is a problem in our area as well, so it makes sense to support them.”
Council passed the resolution without further discussion.