The Chief Bylaw Officer has his suspicions about a man claiming he might have the solution to the problem of coyotes killing livestock in Prince Edward County..
Johnny McKelvie, who didn’t want to be identified, told a public meeting last night in Picton he is willing to evaluate the situation, on an individual basis for all farmers who request it, and will probably charge to trap the animals.. Prince Edward Council is waiting for a bylaw draft that should be released in the next couple weeks. The bylaw could be in place as early as April..
McKelvie had a contract with the Natural Resources Ministry in Clarington for three years, and Gary Davis says the livestock losses there were 50-thousand dollars higher in 2009 than they were last year in the county.