The City of Surrey and RCMP lined a Whalley social service building with chicken dung to keep homeless and vagrants away, The Leader has learned.
On Aug. 14, witnesses saw City of Surrey staff pull up to the Front Room Drop In Centre in the 10600-block of 135A Street and line the building with putrid poultry manure. The desired effect was to create a smell so repugnant that it would repel vagrants who were hanging out around the building.
Mayor Dianne Watts said she was "flabbergasted" to hear of the chicken dung directive.
"I'm certainly going to get to the bottom of this," said Watts, adding it's disgusting and a health hazard.
Bottrill's e-mail to Watts says the area businesses and local business improvement association were in favour of the plan.
That doesn't make it right, said Watts.
It was bikers versus a machete-wielding robber in Regina on Monday night — and the bikers won.
According to Regina police, a group of 10 "motorcycle enthusiasts" were having coffee at a Tim Hortons restaurant on North Albert Street when, at around 9 p.m., they spotted some suspicious activity nearby.
Two men were observed walking up to a Domo Gas station, with one of them carrying a machete. When the two pulled on masks, Rob Hove and a motorcycling friend jumped into action.
"The gas station attendant come out and started yelling that he was being robbed," Hove said. "The guy with the machete was swinging it at the gas station attendant, so we went and stopped them."
The bikers grabbed the man with the machete, seized the weapon and held him for the police.