It always amazes me how our mayor and council are willing to spend our money on nonsensical projects. Just add this goose cull to the list of failed projects that this city has embarked on in the past.
Yet this city never seems to have any interest in the welfare of the people, just raise taxes and water and sewer rates, without any regard for those in our community, who live on fixed or low incomes or those who are simply poor.
Now we have our mayor and council all excited about spending money to kill wildlife in the Englishman River estuary. Yet this group does not have one dime to spend on preventing dogs from entering the beautiful Lions Club Children’s Park in our community park and defecating and urinating wherever they want.
I guess it’s alright in this community to let children play in a dog feces and urine environment.
In any event, if you eradicate all the geese, what is next on the mayor’s list of animals to eradicate? You can kill all the geese that you want, another flock will just move in.
Perhaps the mayor and council should consider an event every year in the fall after sandcastles and the tourists start to leave. It could be called “The Magic Kingdom Shoot-In” where people could come to Parksville and register as competitors for a fee and prizes could be awarded for the person who shoots the most geese with little or no cost to the city.
First prize could be a one-week, all-expenses-paid vacation in Parksville. Second prize could be two weeks, all-expenses-paid vacation in Parksville.