A draft by-law in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge will ban deer farming in most of the municipality if it is adopted.

Council gave the by-law first reading on October 8.  It is meant as a response to the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a domestic deer herd in the Boileau area a year ago.  Since that time, there has been a large-scale cull of wild deer in the region, and relaxed hunting regulations as measures to prevent the disease from spreading into the wild population.  The new by-law would ban domestic deer farming in all 10 of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge’s agricultural land use zones.

On November 7, a public consultation on the by-law will take place at the Grenville-sur-la-Rouge municipal building.  The by-law will be explained to residents and they will have the opportunity to make comments and ask questions.

The public meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Grenville-sur-la-Rouge municipal building, located at rue des Érables, just off Route 148 in Calumet.