At-large livestock causing concern for District of Hudson’s Hope

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Hudson’s Hope officials are concerned after a recent spike in sightings of local livestock on roads in the area.

The district’s Safety and Bylaw Officer Wallace Roach issued a public safety notice last Friday after receiving a complaint about livestock near the Lynx Creek Bridge on Highway 29 on Thursday evening. Roach says the complaint is one of many the District has received recently about animals on district roads.

Roach adds that livestock owners are responsible for ensuring their animals from being at-large. Owners could face a fine of $60 per at-large animal they have. Roach also says owners could face litigation for damages if any of their loose animals caused an accident, as well as criminal negligence charges for repeat offenders.

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