There’s growing opposition to plans to cull the deer population in several East Kootenay communities, reports the CBC.
Cranbrook’s cull is already done, Kimberley’s is underway and Inveremere is still planning one and that city’s mayor is feeling pressure to cancel the plan to thin a herd of problematic wildlife.
As the City of Kimberley starts into culling deer in their community, a newly formed group has come forward asking the city stop, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Bulletin.
The Humane Treatment of Urban Wildlife Committee just heard about the city’s cull after nearby Cranbrook shared the results of their own cull.
With Cranbrook’s deer cull nearly complete, Kimberley is readying for their own thinning of the herd, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Daily Bulletin.
Kimberley is going to cull 100 deer from their community, a decision that didn’t come easy, Coun. Darryl Oakley says.
Kimberley voters approved a proposed solar power plant in this fall’s election and now Teck is looking to get in on the action, offering a $2 million investment, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Bulletin.
The proposed “Sun Mine” would generate up to 200 megawatts of power when fully built.
Kimberley will see the return of the Dirtbag Fest, a celebration of photography, film and those who live life to explore it, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Daily Bulletin.
Don’t think “dirtbag” is a derogatory term. The festival organizers embrace it as term that describes people who don’t get caught up in pursuing money and ignore living live.
Cities across the province are watching how Kimberley’s cull works out, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Bulletin.
Cranbrook, Invermere and Penticton are all struggling with aggressive deer, says Kimberley’s mayor, Mayor Jim Ogilvie.
“We are looking at January or February and there will be another count before that. We want to be sure of our numbers.
Following a doe’s attack on a Kimberley woman, that city’s council is casting about for something they can do to deal with the animals, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Bulletin.
At issue was whether the city should appoint their chief corporate officer to take some immediate action of reconvene their Deer Committee. Some councillors were worried there’d be too much of a delay were they to wait for the committee to get into gear.
A Kimberley woman was taken to hospital after an aggressive attacked her in her own backyard, reports the CBC.
The woman was taking her dogs out for a walk when she was attacked. Travis Fooks was driving past the home and stopped when he heard screaming.
Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald doesn’t have a lot of power in the situation, being in opposition, but the NDP politician says the province should help Kimberley with their deer problem, reports Carolyn Grant for the Kimberley Bulletin.
Last week the province said “No” to the city’s request for help.
Macdonald said that the province should be expected to help with the regulatory parts, such as dealing with the deer meat and with the cost of a cull.
“Nope.” Boiled down, that’s the answer the province gave to Kimberley’s request for help dealing with deer in the East Kootenay community, reports Carolyn Grant at the Kimberley Bulletin. Kimberley has explored numerous options for the problematic wildlife, exploring relocation and a cull. The cull was the only good option, according to the city’s Urban [...]