Sanctuary gets chance at pigeons
By Chad Ingram
While Minden Hills councillors had been on the precipice of hiring a company to trap and euthanize a flock of pigeons living in downtown Minden and roosting in the former theatre along Water Street, after receiving correspondence from the Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary, council will let the sanctuary attempt to deal with the birds.
“I think we
should consult with them before we take any action, financial, on this,”
Councillor Pam Sayne said during a May 28 meeting, councillors having
just received correspondence from the sanctuary the day before.
Other councillors were in agreement.
“I saw the email and rather than going out and just killing them, I wouldn’t mind trying some different options, and hopefully they could help us out, and it sounded like they were offering to help,” said Deputy Mayor Lisa Schell. “Financially, it would be beneficial, but also beneficial to the pigeons if we maybe just educate people right now, too, and ask that they not be fed, and that we board up that building where they seem to be roosting at the highest amount.”
The township will contact the new owner of the theatre building about having the building sealed off.