Now that Mayor Nils Jensen has finally fessed up to the results, it’s clear his deer cull in Oak Bay was a dismal failure. Eleven deer were killed at a cost to Capital Regional District and Oak Bay taxpayers of more than a quarter million dollars (including the urban deer management strategy), or $23,000 per deer.
Seven were bucks, the ones who roam widely throughout the CRD without regard to municipal borders. They’ll soon be replaced by others moving into the vacated space in Oak Bay from elsewhere in the region.
Maybe now those Oak Bay councillors who have been privately telling citizens that the cull was pointless will step in and stop the waste of money and animal life before the mayor goes for another round.
That same spotlight-seeking mayor is curiously silent on the real issue of public safety in our municipality. A woman is attacked in her front yard by a weapon-toting assailant in broad daylight and we hear nothing from Mayor Jensen about what he is doing to protect our community from a repeat.
David Kong &