June 9, 2003

Larviciding program to begin

NEWMARKET - York Region begins the first phase of the West Nile virus larviciding program on Tuesday June 10, 2003. Members of the media are invited to learn more about the procedure first-hand at a media briefing/photo opportunity event.

What: Application of larvicide into catch basin and opportunity to ask questions

When: Tuesday, June 10, 2003
           
9:30 a.m.

Where: Intersection of Batson Drive and Moorecrest Drive, Aurora
            
(Batson Drive runs east off Yonge Street, south of St. John's Sideroad)
            
This is considered one of the "hot spot" areas.
             A positive mosquito pool was identified in this neighbourhood in 2002.

Who:

Background:

For more information on West Nile virus or details on exact locations and dates of larvicide treatment, call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.region.york.on.ca and click on West Nile virus.

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Contact: Kim Clark, York Region Health Services

905-830-4444 Ext. 4101


The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

 
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