City of Waterloo council made decisions on two surprisingly contentious issues regarding what people can for in their backyards on Monday night.
It voted to approve a bylaw that will allow people to keep chickens in their backyards, while the louder roosters remain off-limits.
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The city says it will establish a registry and have an education package available for all who want to be able to get fresh eggs from their backyard.
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In addition, residents will have to visit friends in neighbouring Kitchener if they want to see a backyard fire.
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The city says council held a thoughtful discussion before it voted that backyard fires will remain prohibited within city limits.
It says council’s concerns over health and environmental issues were key in making the decision.
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