News

Blackberry busters

Peaches, front, Millet, Cream Flower and Buster make short work of Himalayan blackberry bushes in Bowen Park with a little help from their handler Allan Iwanyshyn of Goats On the Hoof Vegetation Management last week.  - CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Peaches, front, Millet, Cream Flower and Buster make short work of Himalayan blackberry bushes in Bowen Park with a little help from their handler Allan Iwanyshyn of Goats On the Hoof Vegetation Management last week.
— image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Peaches, front, Millet, Cream Flower and Buster make short work of Himalayan blackberry bushes in Bowen Park with a little help from their handler Allan Iwanyshyn of Goats On the Hoof Vegetation Management last week.

The city hired the company for several days as part of eradication activities during Invasive Plant Month this May to test the economic viability of using the animals to clear and control invasive plant species in local parks.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Driven to toy-drive
 
Editorial cartoon, Dec. 11
Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
 
Rent controls here to stay, province says
 
This and That - December 17
Community comes through for Kiwanis Hilton Centre
 
Craig is new SD70 chair
 
Deep Bay Marine Station — whale bones sold out

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.