Mayor Lefebvre’s goose cull exaggerations

I suggest he take a TV crew down to the estuary and show them this “devastation” that has been caused by Canada geese.

Congratulations to Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre for spreading his blatant exaggerations about the havoc wreaked by Canada geese.

I suggest he take a TV crew down to the estuary and show them this “devastation” that has been caused by Canada geese.

I have hiked that estuary for the last 10 years and it looks about the same now as 10 years ago.

The vegetation inside the test enclosures placed to keep geese out looks no better than the vegetation outside those fenced areas.

As well, show them evidence of his ridiculous claim that action by the geese is negatively affecting salmon spawning.

As for the fear-mongering claim that Canada geese feces could be an E. coli concern on the beach, I suggest he look at the 82 million litres of raw sewage that is pumped into the ocean at Victoria and results in no beach closures due to E. coli.

Congratulations also to the Mid-Island Guardians of Estuaries Society for picking on Canada geese for this claimed devastation to the estuary, while doing nothing to prevent their own species from razing acres of prime vegetation down with bulldozers every year to build more and more subdivisions.

Of course egg addling has not been effective — it has not been done efficiently and consistently with enough resources.

Tony MarkleParksville

Just Posted

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

RDN honours First Nations with new artwork

The Regional District of Nanaimo has four Coast Salish First Nations artworks… Continue reading

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Most Read