Car­bon a-flut­ter over pos­si­ble chicken by­law

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

Car­bon res­i­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to voice their opin­ions of the pos­si­bil­ity of rais­ing lay­ing hens in res­i­den­tial ar­eas at a pub­lic fo­rum this Thurs­day.

The Vil­lage is host­ing the fo­rum at the Car­bon Com­mu­nity Hall on Novem­ber 1 start­ing at 6 p.m. Car­bon CAO Vanessa Van der Meer says the is­sue came back up af­ter a res­i­dent who was keep­ing chick­ens re­ceived a stop or­der from the Vil­lage.

“She brought it for­ward and asked to speak with coun­cil. Coun­cil said let’s look into pos­si­ble changes to our an­i­mal con­trol by­law as well as a chicken by­law,” said Van der Meer. “Then it was re­quested by some res­i­dents who wanted a chicken fo­rum.”

She said the fo­rum is open to any res­i­dent who wishes to come. For those not able to come, they are able to email their ques­tions and con­cerns b e for eh a n d . Van der Meer says the for­mat will in­clude round­table dis­cus­sions with a coun­cil­lor. The is­sue will not be de­cided at the fo­rum, but will come back to coun­cil’s next meet­ing on Mon­day.

“This will fall un­der our an­i­mal con­trol by­law, which we are chang­ing no mat­ter what be­cause we al­ready had to do some amend­ments to add some bet­ter def­i­ni­tions,” said Van der Meer.

Mor­rin Li­ons held a very suc­cess­ful Hal­loween/Af­ter Har­vest Break­fast on the week­end. Many folks dressed up and prizes were awarded. ALS will ben­e­fit thanks to the gen­eros­ity of ev­ery­one at­tend­ing. The next event hosted by the Li­ons will be the Santa Break­fast on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2. The Drumheller Sal­va­tion Army Food Bank will be the ben­e­fi­ciary that day.

Res­i­dents may want to check out the arena con­ces­sion as it will be open as Donna’s Kitchen be­gin­ning Oc­to­ber 29.

Re­mem­brance Day is com­ing up and Mor­rin will be hold­ing their an­nual Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 at 10:30 p.m. in the Mor­rin Hall. Many of you may have seen the me­mo­rial there on the north wall. Even when the hall is not in use and empty the light above the me­mo­rial is al­ways on. The school will also be hold­ing their an­nual pro­gram on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9.

Then it was re­quested by some res­i­dents who wanted a chicken fo­rum.”

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