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City to use smoke bombs to control gopher population

By: Aldo Santin

Posted: 04/1/2015 12:46 PM | Comments: 11

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The Giant Destroyer - smoke bomb kills gophers, moles, woodchucks, rats, skunks and ground squirrels.

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The Giant Destroyer - smoke bomb kills gophers, moles, woodchucks, rats, skunks and ground squirrels.

City hall is changing its arsenal in the fight against gophers.

City crews will be relying on sulphur smoke bombs to kill the scourge of city parks and sports fields.

"It’s a lit product that you throw down the gopher hole and it emits a sulphur gas and ends up asphyxiating the gophers," Dave Domke, manager of the city’s parks and open spaces.

Domke’s crews drew unwanted attention last summer when a dog became seriously ill following a visit to Little Mountain Park after it ingested a piece of the city’s then-preferred weapon of choice – an anti-coagulant poison.

Gopher holes – actually created by rodents known as the Richardson ground squirrel – in many parks and sports fields have become a major concern of city hall, where they pose a safety threat to runners and athletes young and old.

Domke said there are about a dozen parks and sports fields where the problem is most severe and they had been employing the poison to kill the gophers.

But the use of poison was suspended last summer following the incident at Little Mountain Park.

Domke said the city had been conducting a pilot program using the sulphur smoke bomb, known commercially as the Giant Destroyer, at John Blumberg Park. It proved successful and is now being employed at other areas where the gopher holes are a concern.

"We’ve had incidents where people and dogs have experienced sprained legs because of the gopher holes," Domke said. "If there is a concern we have to try and control that problem."

Domke said the anti-coagulant poison will not be used this year.

Crews will begin surveying the open fields – where the gophers have been a serious problem in the past – at the end of April and early May.

Domke said crews look for signs of fresh dirt around the holes – indications of new gopher activity. The sulphur smoke bombs will be dropped into the holes.

"We’re never going to eradicate or exterminate (the gophers)," Domke said. "We’re just trying to control them."

Vandalism at the Park

From Annette:

Good day I just wanted to bring this to someones attention . I was walking my dog down the centre path heading south . When I came upon 3 young men and 1 older chopping down young green trees . I stopped and told them that was not aloud . They said who's going to stop us. I was alone no one around so I just kept going . Called 311 and reported it. This happened Sunday around 2 in the afternoon . Today I walked the same way and there was a pile of about 20 long logs hidden in the bush but still able to see from path. I just hate seeing people destroying the living trees and who knows these people can hurt some with their axes ..Thank you ...

I saw this afternoon at the park along with a camp fire site near the downed trees in the brush.  Also, a car was set fire in the North Parking lot and there are Paint Balls everywhere. I'm sending this off to the Parks and Rec. people and Councillor Brian Mayes.

https://www.facebook.com/ResQwalk is a great app to track your walks while raising money for a rescue! It's also Free! The app donates a % depending on how many kms are walked!

http://www.resqwalk.com/

Very cool department!

Maureen Flynn is writing a book which includes LMP . Set from 1929 till Present.

I am a writer and working on a mystery series that takes place in Winnipeg. The third in the series, Pick Up Sticks, includes your park in several scenes. http://maureenflynn.net/
They say that a ghost haunts the halls of the stately Winnipeg Hotel. Detective Steve Ascot is skeptical about that, but there's no question a dead body is lying in the elevator. Buckle My Shoe, Maureen Flynn's debut novel for Pemmican, weaves a mystery set among the streets of a Winnipeg you won't forget.
If you are interested in the characters who will be in the book you could pick up the first in the series, Buckle My Shoe. It is available at the library in Winnipeg or at McNally Robinson.

Looking for a Dog Sitting Service for a holiday vacation. Ask Brenda at 204-221-4137.

We had a special guest at the park. Suzanne Hrynyk who is running for council had a visit at our park. Suzanne and her husband toured the park. I showed them around and expressed our concerns for the future. They enjoyed the walk and had a chance to meet some of the people and played with the dogs. Sage showed them the quarry!