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Hens & deer on council's plate

A Penticton couple plans to make a request to deploy the urban hen keeping pilot project at tonight, Monday's, council meeting.

Aaron Quast and Lana Barr will make a brief presentation to discuss the pros of urban agriculture, food security and sustainability.

They will further address questions on the cons, such as they can attract predators and require care and upkeep, and myths of hen keeping.

In January of 2013, in response to growing public interest for urban hens, a report to council was presented, providing options to allow hen keeping. An 18 month pilot program was subsequently endorsed.

The project, however, was approved by council when then Mayor Dan Ashton was there. When he was elected to provincial office, there were six council members, and a 3-3 vote meant the motion went down to defeat.

In addition to the presentation, Councillor Judy Sentes has asked that the matter be revisited.

Besides hens, deer will also be on the agenda.

Penticton resident Heather Caron will speak on the issue of deer relocation.

Caron is opposed to the matter, which has been under discussion by the council.

A committee of the whole meeting is also slated for Monday afternoon.

There will be presentations on Ellis Street bike route alternatives and Friends of the Oxbows.

Residents and business owners on Ellis have expressed concerns about proposed bike lanes. They worry about a potential loss of parking.

 

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