On a lighter note, I thought readers might enjoy my son Julian’s proposed solution to the deer problem (picture above).
Julian Gale, 5, suggests turning our garage into a big deer trap. There will be a trap door at the front with a pulley system that brings the door down once the deer is inside. The most important thing is to set the trap with the deer’s favourite food (mummy’s flowers).
My son seems unhampered by the usual concerns of planning permission (for garage conversion), variances (for keeping large animals), etc. and has been pretty articulate as to the logic of his solution for a while now, continuing to scan the Oak Bay News every time it comes to the door for some evidence that his idea has been heard.
Not wanting to disillusion him at an early age regarding the democratic process, I thought I should write.
I do understand this is a very serious issue but I hope this might bring a smile to the faces of those on all sides. Sometimes it can help to see things through the eyes of a child.