Petition says pot-grow stench led to ‘Summer of Stink’ in Fraser Valley

Province urged to ‘Stop the Smell’ in the Fraser Valley

A group of local residents has labelled this season as the “Summer of Stink” in the Fraser Valley, thanks to large marijuana grow operations.

An online petition is asking Premier John Horgan, Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and the agricultural land commission (ALC) to “Stop the Smell.”

“Giant marijuana operations have moved onto B.C.’s agricultural lands. But while marijuana is now legal in Canada, creating a noxious smell is not,” the petition states.

“Our new neighbours, the big marijuana operations, are stinking up our communities day and night, and ruining our way of life.”

It refers to the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Maple Ridge and Delta as farming areas particularly affected by the stench.

The petition urges the ALC to demand that marijuana farms follow the laws dictating that pot producers use a system that filters the air to prevent the escape of odours.

The petition can be found online at stopthesmell.ca.

RELATED: ‘Smell that?’ Langley residents complain about marijuana greenhouse

RELATED: Pot producers face pushback over odour, smell in Canadian farming town


 

@VikkiHopes
vhopes@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Win and a tie for Maple Ridge secondary

Ramblers beat Garibaldi, tied with Gleneagle

Police looking for man last seen in Maple Ridge

Barrie Holt was last seen Oct. 6

Aidan’s Cup supercar event coming to Pitt Meadows

Once-in-a-lifetime driving experience via Children’s Wish Foundation

Soccer association hires new ops manager

Shauna Williams is the new Operations Manager for West Coast Auto Group FC. (Contributed)

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

The one with the ‘Friends’ photoshoot: Kelowna group recreates TV show intro

A friend’s departure prompted them to create something that really says, “I’ll be there for you”

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Vancouver Giants wrap up prairie road swing with a 4-2 win over Regina

Milos Roman paced the Langley-based Giants with two goals, goaltender David Tendeck made 34 saves

Most Read