Welcome to RATE

RATE is a registered non-profit society set up in the late 1990's to promote alternatives to pesticides and other toxins in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

Enjoying a pesticide-free landscape in HRM
Following the leadership of Hudson and other communities in Quebec, HRM became the first capital city in Canada to pass a pesticide bylaw. After a 3-year phase-in period, Bylaw P-800 came into full effect in April of 2003.

RATE continues to monitor the operation of the Pesticide Bylaw, voice concerns, and to promote activities and alternatives to pesticides that nurture people and the environment.

Site posted 1999 at www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environment/RATE/
ratens.ca domain/new site Feb. 2011
Site updated May 17, 2019