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CRD seeks info on deer damage

In response to growing concerns over the urban deer population in Greater Victoria, the Capital Regional District is collecting data to determine how much of a nuisance they pose.

Discussions between the province and the CRD about a regional deer management strategy have gone slowly, but CRD staff have begun the process of information gathering in order to have as much knowledge of the situation as possible.

The issue was renewed last week when Oak Bay Coun. John Herbert expressed his frustration at the lack of progress that had been made.

According to Bob Lapham, general manager of the CRD’s planning, transportation and protective services committee, ICBC, local conservation officers and police are all being consulted to figure out how much damage deer are causing.

Victoria residents are encouraged to email Lapham at deermanagement@crd.bc.ca to share their experiences with the animals, and give the CRD a more complete picture of the issue.

 

 

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