August 15, 2012
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed in early July the presence of the emerald ash borer in Bruce County. The discovery was in Waterworks Park in Lucknow.

Movement restrictions are now in place for all ash materials such as logs, branches and wood chips and all species of firewood from the affected site. Property owners in the area have been notified of these restrictions.

The presence of EAB has now been confirmed in 26 Ontario counties, and in three areas in the province of Quebec. It has already killed millions of ash trees in Ontario, Quebec and the United States, and poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas of North America.