Coun. Ann Kershaw is quoted as saying she hoped "common sense would guide how the [new dog control] bylaw gets enforced." Common sense was certainly in short supply when this inane bylaw was introduced. It's either a law or it isn't; common sense and interpreting provocation are nonsensical.
Perhaps council should clean their own house first. The harassment of livestock is a federal crime and under the Livestock Act all pedigreed animals including dogs and cats are protected. An argument should be made against the District of Sechelt allowing known predators, especially coyotes, cougars and raccoons, to roam freely over its area of responsibility. Several farmers and many pet owners lost valuable animals this past year to predation, and would no doubt like to be compensated.