Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Media Hates Winnipeg

How many tourist do you think this will attract...

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A Canadian city, besieged by voracious mosquitoes each summer, is trying to boost its dragonfly ranks amid hopes the larger flying insect will eat up the smaller blood-sucking pest.

Winnipeg, a Prairie city, is using less chemicals and targeting mosquitoes with a bacteria that kills their larvae but does not harm young dragonflies, entomologist Taz Stuart said on Wednesday.

Mosquitoes are a hot topic in Winnipeg, a city also famous for its long, cold winters.

Many residents advocate fogging adult mosquitoes with malathion so they can spend time outdoors without being attacked. But others decry the use of the pesticide and protesters tried to prevent trucks from spraying the chemical last summer.

Wow! - "mosquito capital" "besieged" "by voracious mosquitoes", "a city also famous for its long, cold winters", "residents advocate fogging adult mosquitoes with malathion so they can spend time outdoors without being attacked"...where do I sign up!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kim said...

If it makes you feel any better, I would have read the first line of that article and stopped. I have very little time to read and watch the news so I'm not going to waste it on the mostquitoes. I probably wouldn't have even known about the Mostquito capital if you hadn't brought it up here LOL

9:17 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Hey, Kim.
I love mozzies. I go outside after watching the news. They're such a relief.

10:50 AM  

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