I, too, am upset about the goose cull; it should have been done years ago and at much less cost.
We moved to Parksville from the Prairies because of the warm weather and the beautiful view from sitting in the park at the beach. Imagine my chagrin when I could find no place to spread out a blanket that was not covered with goose poop, by geese that should have flown north in the spring and back in the fall, like normal geese.
Having been a bird hunter in Saskatchewan and Alberta, I am sure I could find three or four other hunters to clear out most of these geese at a much lower cost than has been spent. Thank goodness for a council and mayor with some common sense and backbone to do what is right for our beautiful park.
Ian Weir (letter in The NEWS, July 4): I will make sure to save you a couple of geese — you are right, they are delicious. I apologize to those vegans and vegetarians who do not eat meat, but not to those who sit down to a steak.