In honor of National Poetry Month Helen Strom from the Flin Flon Writers Guild read two poems for Council. The poem My Golden Boys dealt with a father’s reaction to his children growing up and the Schist Lake Tree dealt with growing up at Schist Lake.
Council passed on first reading a bylaw to establish an Animal Control Panel made up of three members of Council. It will deal with dangerous dog issues by making decisions on how the animal will be dealt with by being given a dangerous dog designation or being euthanized. When there is an issue the Chief Licence Inspector will refer it to the panel. If a bite is involved the public could also make a referral to the panel. The bylaw requires two more readings.
And Council approved a declaration of common values and sustainable development in the Boreal of Northern Manitoba to be signed by the Mayor on behalf of Council.