Kimberley ups fines

It can now cost you up to $500 to feed deer within Kimberley

Kimberley City Council is following recommendations from the Urban Deer Advisory Committee and raising fines for feeding deer within the City. It can now cost you up to $500 to feed deer.

Council gave the first three readings to the amendment to the Deer Feeding bylaw on Monday evening. It will be adopted at a special Council meeting on December 17, 2012.

“I’m very happy to see this move forward,” said

Coun. Darryl Oakley, Council representative on the Deer Committee. “All the recommendations from the Committee Report are in movement now. The recommendations are very important pieces of a comprehensive ungulate management program, which I believe will become a model for all BC communities.”

The bylaw is meant as a compliance tool, Oakley said. The fines can be hefty, but the maximum fine is meant for those who simply refuse to stop feeding deer, after several warnings.

“It is discretionary, up to the bylaw enforcement officer,” he said.

Coun. Albert Hoglund questioned the section of the bylaw where it stated it was contrary to the bylaw to “cause deer to be fed”.

“Does that mean if I have a bird feeder, I am causing deer to be fed?”

Oakley said that was the case. “Fruit trees too. If you are not picking your fruit, you are causing deer to be fed.”

He did stress that all these instances were up to the discretion of the bylaw officer.

Just Posted

Healthy Kimberley Food Waste Recovery Depot now open to the public

Food bank, school meal programs and other community groups will continue to have access to the program.

Team Buchy dominates women’s finals at U18 curling championships

Two teams with Kootenays and Thompson/Okanagan connections won the BC U18 curling… Continue reading

Kimberley Atom Nitros named East Kootenay League Atom “B” Champions

The Kimberley Atom Nitros were named the East Kootenay League 2018/2019 Atom… Continue reading

Kimberley’s latest fire service graduates

College of the Rockies’ Kimberley campus celebrated their latest Fire Services certificate… Continue reading

No more minimum enrolments for Kimberley Aquatic Centre Day Camps

Parents can now rely on day camps as an option for child care.

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Horvat scores 16 seconds into OT as Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-2

Pettersson sets rookie scoring record for Vancouver

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Most Read