Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sanctuary Park: Summary of issues involved

We have reached a point at which a comprehensive examination of our goals, our findings, and our conclusions seems necessary. There also is a need for a thorough assessment of our actions and strategies, to date. It’s time to provide clarity by presenting the whole picture in one … Continue reading

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It’s a funny "security light"

After the seriousness of last week’s reporting, we finally had a good laugh this morning. Twenty two hours after the meeting with Mr. Propedo had ended, the sharp eye of the Dundas Valley Deer Association (DVDA) spotted what can only … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Public Works Department

Today, we participated in a meeting with Mr. Tennessee Propedo, Manager for Parks with the City of Hamilton. Mr. Propedo’s responsibilities include looking after the outdoor ice rink programs throughout the City. He issues the permits. We truly appreciated his willingness to meet with … Continue reading

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More on the "light pollution"

The new lights are “spilling” into the surrounding area. They create a problem that Shari Faulkenham, the Ecologist with the Dundas Valley Conservation Authority, called a “light pollution.” Here is what she wrote in her email addressed to us and to the … Continue reading

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Opposite views on the importance of grass

Shari Faulkenham, the Ecologist with the Dundas Valley Conservation Authority, recently took part in the discussion concerning the outdoor ice rink in the Sanctuary Park. In her email, she wrote:

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Update 4: More deer are forced to feed in the streets

(Last night) – Deer in large numbers are beginning to feed along the Pleasant Avenue, between Skyline Drive and Green Meadow Way. At 3:15 a.m., while driving through the area, we saw 14 deer feeding in the front yards or walking in … Continue reading

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Update 3: The lack of deer activities in and around the Sanctuary Park continues

During the last week, we have made a conscious effort to regularly check on the Sanctuary Park at night. Some nights, we were there two times. We were also checking the animal tracks around the park in early morning hours. Based on our observations, we now can, … Continue reading

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Update 2: The lights – how do they work and what do they do?

All lights are now working and being used. Unfortunately, since they have been installed and implemented, the deer stopped feeding in the Sanctuary Park. They used to come here at night, when there was no human or dog traffic. This is exactly the time, when … Continue reading

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Presentation

Re: Outdoor Ice Rink in the Sanctuary Park

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Invitation

Please help protect the Sanctuary Park, an important and inseparable part of the Dundas Valley fragile ecosystem. Please let the deer continue feeding in the Sanctuary! They have done so for years. With the current numbers and shrinking resources, there are very few, … Continue reading

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