Moncton using flashing lights, fencing to persuade geese to nest elsewhere

Kate Letterick · CBC News · Posted: Apr 14, 2021 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: April 14

Moncton, N.B., is hoping to discourage geese from nesting near two popular walking trails in the city’s west end.

Dan Hicks, the director of parks operations, said the number of geese at Centennial Park and Jones Lake is increasing.

“The population has grown to such a degree here in the local Moncton area that the goose and human interactions are becoming less friendly,” Hicks said.

Last summer, there were complaints about the amount of droppings left on the two trails. Moncton city council agreed to spend thousands of dollars to try and fix the problem last fall.

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Province will pay New Brunswickers to travel at home to boost tourism – CBC

The province has started a new program that will pay New Brunswickers to vacation at home this summer.

The province has created the Explore NB Travel Incentive program to help stimulate tourism in New Brunswick during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new program will allow New Brunswickers to apply for a 20 per cent rebate on eligible expenses made while taking a vacation, which includes a paid overnight stay in the province between July 15 and Sept. 30.

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