City combs through application to see if Ottawa should apply for Bee City status

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, September 18, 2018

City staff are combing through an application to make Ottawa a “bee city” after a councillor heard buzz from a constituent about the plight of pollinators.

Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli received the environment committee’s full support on Tuesday for researching the requirements of the Bee City program. There’s a local petition calling for Ottawa to take action with nearly 1,200 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon, he noted.

The city already has projects promoting bee health, such as a community garden program, Egli said.

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