Posts Categorized: Deer Management


Urban deer in Oak Bay, 2018 As a candidate for Oak Bay Council, I have been asked for my position on deer management in Oak Bay. I support the current program in place, first adopted by Oak Bay Council in late 2016, a three-way partnership between Oak Bay municipality, the non-profit Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) and the Province.  The partnership provides cost shared funding from the Province to research and test a non-lethal, evidence and science based method of…

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More Questions Asked About Deer Cull

Focus Magazine Takes Aim at Oak Bay’s Urban Deer Cull Oak Bay’s plan for a deer cull continues to grab attention from the public and the media.  Leslie Campbell, editor of Focus Magazine, has written a strong and thought-provoking article in the March 2015 edition of Focus Magazine here:  It seems that Oak Bay is as trapped by this topic as it intends the deer to be.

The Politics of Deer

  It is unfortunate that this issue continues to grind on in Oak Bay and the following “Letter to the Editor” expresses my ongoing concerns about how this deer management pilot strategy is being handled and how it’s affecting our community.   Letter to the Editor, Oak Bay News: As a veteran municipal Councillor who served nine years in two different communities, I’ve never seen such a divisive community issue as urban deer management in Oak Bay.  The topic continues to…

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My Take on What’s Ahead for Oak Bay

I read with interest Mayor Nils Jensen’s “to do” list in the December 7th Times Colonist profile on his election win.  While many of the priorities sounded familiar to me (part of my own campaign platform), the following is a more complete list of what I believe Oak Bay’s Mayor should focus on during the first six to twelve months of this new Council term: work cooperatively on a proactive action plan with Mayors Helps and Atwell, for an Eastside…

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