March 2015



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There is Still Time to Register for Pest Management Canada 2015!

The Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) and the Pest Management Association of Alberta (PMAA), in conjunction with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), are proud to present Pest Management Canada 2015!  


Join us on March 19-21 at the Westin Calgary for three days of networking, education, exhibits, and your opportunity to meet with fellow pest management professionals from across the country.  





CPMA Annual Membership Meeting    

General Assembly Notice of Convocation

Westin Calgary 
Calgary, Alberta 

Friday, March 20, 2015 
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Draft Agenda
  1. Opening of the General Assembly 
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of the minutes of the last General Assembly, March 21, 2014 (Click here to view the draft meeting minutes.)
  4. President's Report
  5. Treasurer's Report
     Financial statements ended December 31, 2014
     Budget provision for 2015
  6. Pest Management Policy Committee Report
  7. Reports from the regional associations (BC, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Atlantic)
  8. New Business
  9. Other matters (from the floor)
  10. Final remarks by the President
  11. Adjournment



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Westin Calgary

Calgary, Alberta


Vendredi, le 20 mars 2015

17:16 � 18:00 

Ordre du jour provisoire
  1. Ouverture de l'assembl�e g�n�rale
  2. Adoption de l'ordre du jour
  3. Adoption du proc�s verbal de l'assembl�e g�n�rale du 21 mars 2014
  4. Rapport du pr�sident
  5. Rapport du tr�sorier

    �tats financiers au 31 d�cembre 2014

    Pr�visions budg�taires pour 2015
  6. Rapport des affaires gouvernementales
  7. Rapport des associations r�gionales (C.B., Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Qu�bec, Atlantique)
  8. Nouvelles de l'industries
  9. Varia (sujets provenant des participants)
  10. Remarques finales par le pr�sident
  11. Lev�e de l'Assembl�e


Call for Nominations: Young Entrepreneur Award 

Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2015 


NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil Pest Control, recognizing young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more details on requirements and to submit a nomination. 


Submit a Nomination for the Women of Excellence Award

Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2015    


NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. 

The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry - PMP's, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. 

Award nominations are due by Aug. 29, 2015 and the recipient will be recognized at PestWorld 2015, Oct. 20-23 in Nashville. Click here  to view requirements and to submit your nomination.


PWIPM Now Accepting Nominations for the Professional Empowerment Grant 

Deadline for Submission: August 2, 2015 

PWIPM is now accepting nominations for their annual Professional Empowerment Grant. This grant will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. This grant may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their career or education in the pest management industry. The grant will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Nashville, TN in October 2015. Click here for more details and requirements.


Alberta Boy Exposed to Bedbug Pesticide Improving

Times Columnist, March 4, 2015 (Alberta)


A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been taken off a ventilator and moved to a recovery room. Read more... 


Winnipeg's Planned Switch to Biological Mosquito Larvicides Welcomed
CBC News, March 1, 2015 (Manitoba) 

Winnipeg's battle against mosquitoes is about to change this summer, and the city's former entomologist says residents will notice a big difference. For the first time, the city is proposing enough funding in its 2015 budget for a full biological larviciding program for mosquitoes, meaning no chemical larvicides would be used this year. Read more...