A landscaping firm owner remarked that the requests presented to court by two Vancouver-based city councilors were impetuous and could cost a lot of money.
In the requests, the councilors are proposing that two-stroke gas-powered engines, like hedge trimmers and leaf blowers, be prohibited.
If any one of the proposals is approved- though they are yet to be discussed at a council meeting- Vancouver landscapers would be forced to switch to electric equipment to be able to continue running their businesses.
In an interview with CTV News, the founder of Lawn Care Plus, Kyler Reid, stated that the electric alternatives aren’t a feasible solution because they’re not durable. More so, these electric power tools are pricey and require a constant change of batteries.
The two motions by councilors, Sarah Kirby-Yung and Adriane Carr,…