Sunday, June 27, 2010

Animal Control Bylaw Review

Peace River Town Council is holding a public meeting tomorrow (Monday, June 28) on the new draft Animal Control Bylaw (replacing the 1994 bylaw). The Council meeting starts at 5:00 in the Council Chambers, which are in the Town Office (9911-100 Street), accessed through the North door on the West side of the building (closest to Panago).

The bylaw covers dogs and cats, but also includes provision for keeping hens for egg production within Town boundaries. The draft is on the Town’s website.

Vancouver City Council recently approved the keeping of chickens, joining a number of other cities that already permit backyard hens (New York, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Surrey, and New Westminster); the City of Edmonton is working on a pilot project. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea--a Calgary Council committee recently turned down the idea.

If you are interested in this topic, plan to attend the meeting. Council will consider second and third reading at the July 12 meeting. Tags: ,,