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Deer cull, HMCS Vancouver, and climate modelling

When it comes to the future of deer in the CRD opinions run strong and contrary, especially when it comes to discussing a possible cull. Some think the thousands of does and bucks are a nuisance wandering into city centres and destroying crops on Saanich farms. And others think they are living animals that deserve our care and protection. On Wednesday there will be a public meeting on this contentious issue. John Ranns is the chair of the Planning, Transportation & Protective Services Committe for CRD.


This Sunday there was a warm welcome-home for the crew of HMCS Vancouver. Everyone from high-ranking generals to eager young kids greeted the members of the Canadian Forces as they disembarked. The ship was deployed to waters around Libya last summer. David Mazur is the commanding officer of the HMCS Vancouver.


As though the discussions over climate change weren't complicated enough already, one of the world's top climate scientists has taken a close look at the burning of coal, natural gas and oil to see which fossil fuel would trigger the biggest increase in world temperatures. You might be surprised by the results. Andrew Weaver is a climate modeller who teaches at the University of Victoria. He was a lead author in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- the group that, with Al Gore, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.


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