Edmonton imposes a moratorium on customized fences just like these utilized by deer – Edmonton

The city of Edmonton has put a moratorium on the use of certain custom fences, similar to the ones in Cameron Heights which impaled two deer late last year.

At least two deer were euthanized in November after they became entangled in fences in southwest Edmonton. The black metal fence that lines much of the River Pointe parish has sharp arrowheads at the top of the posts.

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Deer trapped in the southwest Edmonton fence euthanized, local residents demand change

The city said Friday that decisions on proposals for custom fencing in new neighborhoods that are similar in design to Cameron Heights will be on hold pending a city review of design and construction standards.

“The review and update of the standards, including the revision of the fences to reduce conflict with wildlife, is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019,” city spokeswoman Karen Burgess said in an emailed statement.

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A deer was euthanized after getting stuck in a fence in Edmonton’s Cameron Heights neighborhood.

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Black metal fences line much of the River Pointe parish in Cameron Heights.

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Black metal fences line much of the River Pointe parish in Cameron Heights.

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Black metal fences line much of the River Pointe parish in Cameron Heights.

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Black metal fences line much of the River Pointe parish in Cameron Heights.

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Black metal fences line much of the River Pointe parish in Cameron Heights.

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Cameron Heights borders the river valley and it is not uncommon to see wildlife in the area.

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Local residents told Global News in November that they had heard of at least four deer and one moose impaled on the fence.

Watch Below: The video shows a deer trying to break free after getting stuck in a fence in Cameron Heights. The deer was later euthanized.


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Deer euthanized after getting stuck in fence in southwest Edmonton


Deer euthanized after getting stuck in fence in southwest Edmonton – November 15, 2018

Following the November incidents, a petition received hundreds of signatures from local residents asking the developer to make changes to the fence. Delta Square Developments did not want to comment on the situation.

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At that point, the city of Edmonton said it was in contact with the contractor who is working with the developer to find possible solutions.

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