The black bear sighting in Aurora from a couple years ago is now being joined by increased sightings of coyotes.
It was the subject of my column this week which you can read here:
Last week I was a little taken aback to see the passive response by our M.P.P. with hosting a “public information meeting”. Here is an announcement excerpted from the Era Banner:
In response to concerns about increasing incidents involving coyotes, Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees has scheduled a public information meeting with representatives from Natural Resources Ministry. The meeting is today at 7 p.m. at the Aurora Town Hall 100 John West Way in the Skylight Gallery
Considering coyote sightings have been an issue in town going on 3 years, perhaps we’re past the “information meeting” point.
What exactly is the Ministry going to tell us that we don’t already know, or that’s available on their website:
In my mind starting an education campaign like this:
is about as helpful as one like this:
Instead of solving the problem these efforts are all smoke and mirrors, not unlike those in the Looney Tunes cartoons.
To give some perspective a child was bitten by a Coyote in Oakville last Friday:
When are our local politicians, the same ones that champion our expansive parks and trails, going to man up and take the position of Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MP Larry Miller:
We don’t need to be vigilant, we need to be pro-active.
Coyotes and bears are proactive.
Politicians, especially like our M.P.P. are proving to be anything but.