The people had spoken in Invermere. The mayor and council in the City of Kimberley heard a similar message from the people they represent. But in both cases, it wasn’t enough for deer protection advocates to listen. By taking matters into their own hands, despite the will of the majority, two Invermere men are now facing charges after deer traps were destroyed.
It’s as though they were taking pointers from the provincial government, who have been begging to differ with B.C. courts since the mid-2000s on the need to fund education properly. In both cases, rationality has taken a back seat to banana republic tactics.