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Report will examine city's deer population

The time has come for the city to do something about its deer population, says a city councillor. Coun.
The time has come for the city to do something about its deer population, says a city councillor.

Coun. Lynda Rydholm’s request for a report on what to do about the deer in the city was approved Monday night during a regular scheduled council meeting at city hall.
"Deer have been hurt. People have been hurt," Rydholm said.

Coun. Ken Boshcoff said the issue is prevalent across North America and that the city might have to start changing its bylaws to allow different types and heights of fences so people can protect their homes and gardens.

The report, which will come back to council in November, will identify changes to the city’s deer population, the number of deer related accidents and any other issues related to the animal.

It will then make recommendations on how to control or minimize the deer.

Council has also asked that administration consult with various organizations from police to hunting associations in its research.