New deer plan shows common sense

The new deer population plan recently announced in Oak Bay sounds like a win-win situation

The new deer population plan recently announced in Oak Bay sounds like a win-win situation that should be encouraged, especially by the mayor and council.

After some research about the contraceptive type proposed, statistics have proven that a doe will remain sterile for basically as long as she lives. Couple this method with speed reduction and enforcement and the number of deer killed by vehicles will decrease as the population decreases.

Add in the fact that this project will be privately funded, leaving Oak Bay taxpayers without the high cost, both financially and emotionally, of a brutal cull.

From what I understand the exorbitant amount Oak Bay paid to cull 11 deer was very close to the amount proposed by this new organization.

Robert Macdonald

Oak Bay


Just Posted

Art takes a personal tone during the 110th anniversary of the Victoria Sketch Club

The 47th annual art show is taking place until March 24

How a scrawny kid from Oak Bay bulked into one of rugby sevens’ best

Doing it for Dylan, Oak Bay’s Connor Braid at the top of his game

Used books on sale at Nellie McClung library branch in Saanich this weekend

Admission of $10 Sunday afternoon when all books are free

Almost 150 hectares purchased for parks in the CRD

Capital Regional District purchases two sites to increase park connectivity

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Baby left alone in vehicle in Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

B.C., feds accused of ‘environmental racism’ over Site C, Mount Polley

Amnesty International Canada says governments failed to recognize threats to Indigenous peoples

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Most Read