Revelstoke residents gather for a showing of Mad City Chickens and an NCES-hosted presentation on backyard chickens last week.

Backyard chicken bylaw still brooding

A proposed bylaw allowing chickens in some Revelstoke neighbourhoods is still under development.

A proposed bylaw allowing chickens in some Revelstoke neighbourhoods is still under development.

About 75 people gathered for an North Columbia Environmental Society film and information night on chickens at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Jan. 29.

NCES representative Sarah Newton told the Times Review said the process was going well: “We’re really happy that we’re working with the city and they seem quite supportive.” She said it is important to develop a “strong bylaw” that deals with issues like animal health and bears. She added the city is being proactive on climate change issues and local food production like rearing chickens is an important part of that.

Chris Selvig, an assistant city planner, said the department is completing a timeline for the bylaw that city council will review before it’s released to the public. He said general workload in the planning department has lengthened the chicken bylaw process.

 

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