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.