Victoria business group takes aim at aerial bombings

Downtown Victoria Business Association hands out grants to deter seagulls

For the second year in a row, the Downtown Victoria Business Association will dish out cash to help deter seagulls in the downtown.

“Aerial bombings” from gulls is a problem on the rise, said association general manager Ken Kelly.

“Last summer was a particularly difficult time for seagull droppings.”

In response, the DVBA offered businesses within its boundaries a 50 per cent grant toward the cost of installing gull deterrents on roofs and awnings, up to $350.

It awarded the grants to 23 property owners

This year, the grant continues. For more information, email ken@downtownvictoria.ca.