Things won’t be rosy after a cull

How many deer have died in Oak Bay so far and have the vehicle incidents decreased?

This idea of culling deer in Oak Bay is a knee jerk reaction by an ignorant mayor and council.

There are deer in Oak Bay as there are deer elsewhere in the country. But does every community want to cull deer because of car accidents or destroyed gardens? Not at all.

Unfortunately deer die for many reasons and carcasses of deer and other animals can been seen on the side of the Malahat or Highway 1 up Island.

Does council believe that by culling 25 deer we will no longer have car accidents in Oak Bay? That is a myth.

How many deer have died in Oak Bay so far and have the vehicle incidents decreased?

Culls do not work as proven by science. Council does not believe in science obviously.

Oak Bay drivers seem to have a penchant for speed. Speed limits are rarely enforced as can be observed on Cadboro Bay Road. Speed kills deer. Cars kill pedestrians and cyclists too. But let’s blame the deer.

As far as gardens go, I see plenty of flowers still existing. Some bushes and lawns look terrible and we can blame the deer (city hall’s thinking) as we really know the acute lack of rain could never do that kind of damage.

The war memorial property and homes along Beach Drive and even my own yard have plenty of flowers.

Go ahead Oak Bay, spend my tax dollars on this inane idea and tell me our gardens will be full of roses and petunias next year. And I will never hit a deer with my car and some deer won’t come charging out of the bushes while I am walking my dog.

As I said its an ignorant reaction and one which will cause anger in the community.

Arnold Lacey

Oak Bay




Just Posted

Block party hosted in Oak Bay to welcome two young Syrian refugees

Funds raised will support the brothers for first year on Island

Sidney Mounties and Saanich PD nab break and enter suspect

Police forces work together to arrest and charge Saanich resident

IKEA offers free meatballs, travel expenses in search for ‘happiness consultant’

Job opening to spend two weeks in Denmark finding the key to a happy home

‘Cats fend off Elks to move into a tie for first in division

Victoria HarbourCats take their sixth win in eight games

VIDEO: B.C. First Nation plans to launch legal challenge after Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, Premier John Horgan says he’ll continue to defend the B.C. coast

POLL: Do you support the government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?

The federal government announced Tuesday its approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Billboard posted along B.C.’s Highway of Tears to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women

Billboards featuring Indigenous artwork to be placed in Surrey, Kamloops and near Prince George

Federal cabinet ministers visit Edmonton, Calgary, in wake of TMX approval

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is set to visit Trans Mountain Corp.’s terminal in Edmonton

B.C. municipality prepares to forbid overnight camping by homeless despite court ruling

While courts have ruled against blanket bans, Langley City is employing a site-by-site approach

B.C. auditor says Indigenous grad rate highest ever but education gaps exist

The percentage of Indigenous students graduating from B.C. public high schools has hit its highest level ever

Statistics Canada reports annual pace of inflation rises in May to 2.4%

Transportation prices gained 3.1 per cent as the cost of air transportation added 8.9 per cent

BREAKING: Forest fire on North Island disrupts Hwy. 19

Wildfire has reached .25 hectares, according to BC Wildfire Service

Most Read