Some dog owners need obedience lessons

As someone who is just starting to enjoy his retirement in Victoria, there are some things that I find hard to get used to

As someone who is just starting to enjoy his retirement in Victoria, there are some things that I find hard to get used to as I move around the city.

While I appreciate that most dog owners clean up after their pets by collecting and disposing, there is a breed of owner out there that still doesn’t get it, and, oddly enough, it isn’t those who flout the regulations and leave it lying for others to walk through.

Nothing but a good hefty fine  will ever change their wretched behaviour for the better. Rather, it is those owners who scoop, bag and then drop it on pavement for others to have contend with that really puzzle and irk me.

Perhaps, these are the benighted ones who just don’t understand that there is one more step in completing the process.

Putting animal waste in a bag for others to have to dispose of is not being a good citizen even if you have got it half right.

Ian Mallcomson





Just Posted

Hillside Avenue death ruled a homicide, police say

No charges have yet been laid in the killing of Victoria man Joe Gauthier

Hope gets eight year sentence for Church Avenue sex assault

Eight years is the sentence for David Robert Hope, who was found… Continue reading

Short-term rental market up for changes April 1 in Victoria

Bylaw amendments hike fees, require homeowner’s presence

Colwood wins Victoria Flower Count for a five-peat

The 43rd annual Flower Count had over three billion blossoms counted in total

Alcohol, swimming believed to be culprit for Wednesday’s near-drowning at Gorge

Emergency crews called to scene at Gorge Bridge to treat at least one person pulled from water

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 16, 2018

Women’s Expo seeks to empower women

Victoria Women’s Expo set for Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre

Experts: Society has a role in trying to prevent domestic violence

Experts are speaking out following the murder of a woman and her son in Ontario

Progress on fixing Phoenix pay system backlog could be short-lived: Ottawa

Feds have said they won’t try to recover money overpaid until all outstanding issues are fixed

Northern lights chasers in Canada discover new type named ‘Steve’

Phenomenon linked to a powerful current created by charged particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere

Washington state backs B.C. in pipeline dispute

Governor Jay Inslee says he is ‘allied’ with the province on Trans Mountain expansion projection

Dead rabbits found at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds stoke concerns about Nanaimo virus

A B.C. wildlife veterinarian says a few of the dead bunnies will be sent for diagnosis next week.

SAY WHAT? Readers weigh in on high-speed rail to U.S.

B.C. to contribute $300,000 to a million-dollar business study on the proposed project

B.C.-based CEO charged with conspiring to sell unhackable phones to criminals

Vincent Ramos of Richmond, was arrested last week in Seattle in years-long undercover operation

Most Read