City council unanimously voted against relocating gaggles of geese Monday night as was planned by staff in the parks, recreation and culture services department. Instead, money that was to be used for relocation efforts will be spent on more habitat modifications, after a motion by Coun. Mike Britton.
"We did, as a council, get a flurry of emails against relocation from a humanity point of view," Britton said after the meeting.
He said he also looked at it from the point of view of effectiveness and read on the Environment Canada site, which runs Canada Wildlife Service, that relocation is not as successful as habitat modificaiton. "We need a long-term solution," Britton said. "We need to be more proactive."