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Kamloops council to tackle chickens at April workshop

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March 31, 2016 - 8:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Chickens will once again be on city council’s plate at an April meeting.

The issue of urban chickens will be discussed as part of the city’s urban agriculture plan at a council workshop on April 19, city parks and recreation director Byron McCorkell says.

He says there’s an appetite for the conversation to move forward, and this workshop will give council the information they need to make a decision.

“Do they want to have chickens in the home or not?” he says. “If they do they hopefully will give us direction in how they want to do that.”

McCorkell says if council decides to allow chickens city administration will then need to draft a bylaw.

The city has been filling in the details of the plan following the adoption of the food and urban agriculture plan last September.

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