Thanks to farmers for living with wildlife

Re: To fight pests, strawberries get armour (News, July 3)

Re: To fight pests, strawberries get armour (News, July 3)

I would like to commend Rob Galey for his innovative approach to the problems  he has been having with deer and geese on his farm.

While other farmers have been complaining loudly to the CRD, refusing to consider fencing and have forced their municipal councils to enact a deer-cull bylaw, Mr. Galey has come up with a solution that not only saves the deer and geese from a cull, but is going to give him a more productive farm operation.

I would also like to commend Dan Ponchet, of Dan’s Market, who has been quoted as saying that he uses fencing and has no problems with deer. Mr. Ponchet is running a very successful farm market on Oldfield Road.

Other deer-friendly farm operations are Madrona Farm, Haliburton Farm Market and Marsh Farm; these farmers are demonstrating that farming and co-habiting with resident deer is possible. I, for one, will be giving my business to these deer-friendly farmers and would encourage others to do the same.

Val Boswell



Just Posted

Victoria city councillors advocate for better measures to reduce sexual violence in downtown bars

A motion coming to council this week asks for more action from liquor establishments

Downtown Victoria businesses cite parking issues as top challenge

A report put forward by the Downtown Victoria Business Association asked owners for input

Pair of Saanich fires, including one that resulted in a death, remain under investigation

Saanich Fire expect to wrap up investigation into Richmond Road Tuesday

Wind gusts turn away cruise ships from Victoria harbour

Weather conditions make docking difficult for large ships

Tips from BC Ferries for travelling this Canada Day long weekend

Tips from BC Ferries for smooth sailing this Canada Day long weekend

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots… Continue reading

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Most Read