Not for the Birds


 Vernon city council has approved 3rd reading of a rezoning request for a low-rise housing complex next to the blue heron sanctuary on 20th Avenue.

The group opposed to the construction, Friends of Animals Vernon, argued against the zoning change to protect the birds. On their facebook group they say, "There was an appalling sense of arrogance coming from the councillors, disdain and rather rude tones in the way they approached people talking and a feeling of hopelessness from all of us."

Their on-line petition to save the herons already has over 1600 signatures in 2 days.