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Windsor, Ont. to entertain options for controlling mounting Canada geese populations

City councillor says wandering geese are creating driving hazards

January 16, 2024  By Turf & Rec

The City of Windsor, Ont. is looking at ways to control a mounting Canada geese population which one municipal councillor says has become a dangerous hazard.

Ward 6 Coun. Jo-Anne Gignac said a local cyclist recently spent four days in hospital with a broken collarbone and six broken ribs after swerving to avoid a flock of geese on a city trail. She said geese tend to randomly cross the street from the riverfront, forcing motorists to slam on their brakes, creating a driving hazard.

She has asked city administration to provide a report on geese population reduction options. One option – a cull – would require approval from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

A formal report is expected to come before council at a later date.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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