As indicated in the Noxious Weeds Act of Manitoba, (S.3(1)) a person must destroy or control Noxious Weeds that are on land that the person owns or occupies. All residential, commercial, agricultural, and public lands are subject to this Act.
If weeds are not destroyed or controlled as per the laws and regulations of the Act, particularly on SUBDIVIDED but not fully developed land (S.20(1)), and on certain vacant or unoccupied land (S.19(4)), the Weed Control District may enter upon the land and destroy or control Noxious Weeds without further notice. The cost of weed control will be charged to the property owner through the tax rolls (S.27(1)). The Weed Inspector will make systematic inspections and will enforce the provisions of the Act. Noxious Weeds discovered to be present on the forementioned lands after May 23, 2022 will be destroyed or controlled by mowing, cultivating, or application of herbicide.
Each Municipality reserves the right to levy a service fee on the weedy property’s tax roll in addition to the cost of weed control.
Reports of Noxious Weeds as well as information on weed identification and methods of control is available through the Selkirk Weed Control District Office:
630 Sophia Street, Selkirk, MB, R1A 2K1
Phone: 204-785-3638, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org