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Grenville-sur-la-Rouge municipal building. Photo: James Morgan

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge to ban domestic deer farming

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.

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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