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All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres.

Burn ban rescinded

All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres.

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Peacock roundup planned

The City of Surrey is considering solutions to a fowl problem in Sullivan Heights.

The city is looking at rounding up rogue peacocks and collecting their eggs, as well as banning residents from feeding the birds, which have become a neighbourhood hot point.

About 100 peacocks roam the area, which was developed after the closure of a peacock farm there. They've been blamed for making a racket, damaging cars by attacking their own reflections, and earlier this month, a bylaw officer was assaulted by a resident who's a fan of the fowl.

Council will consider a proposal on Monday to relocate the birds.

The birds would be humanely trapped, and a biologist would oversee the plan, which would play out over a period of a few months.

Captured birds would be taken to the Surrey Animal Resource Centre for adoption.

Those caught feeding the peacocks would be fined $250, and keeping one as a pet could net a $450 fine.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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