Goofy Gopher Goof-Up
According to this week’s Crowsnest Promoter Councillor Gallant goofed-up big time on the ‘gopher’ issue. No thanks to him, it only took two months or more for the story (facts) to finally come to lite.
During the June 21, 2012 Town Hall Meeting, Councillor Brian Gallant spoke to the attendees, quelling numerous rumours that he had heard around town, one of those being the hiring of a gopher assassin by the municipality. As it turns out, there were two members of Animal Damage Control in the Crowsnest Pass during the previous week, using air rifles to control gophers. Councillor Gallant was reached for comment, confirmed that it was his mistake and apologized for any controversy it may have caused amongst those who saw the crew around town.
“It was an error on my part,” said Gallant in an email. “I was told that we were not hiring ‘gopher shooters’ just before the meeting and I thought it was funny so I joked about it. It was my mistake for not doing more research before talking about it.”
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Comment: My, my! This council seems to be in the dark on so many issues? Including that we recently hired some ‘outsiders’ to help eradicate gophers in the Pass. When we could have easily invited our young friends and neighbours in one of the local Hutterite colonies to do it for free. Apparently on Saturday nights, with a jug in hand, this is one of their favourite past-times. :-)
Obviously, these councillors got to learn to economize and shop around for the best deals, including what makes for the best gopher hunters. Shit, I’m sure even some of our own local boys could have done this job for next to nothing… if only they had been asked??
In case council screws up again, maybe they should do some research on this subject beforehand. They can start here by watching this short video to find out how NOT to do it… gopher hunting that is…
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