In their April 10 editorial, they express what can only be a strong bias against things rural in their observation, "[t]
This is their best idea in the whole piece. Why not ask folks what they think? Maybe we can break down these urban/rural stereotypes that seem to flash to the forefront whenever someone challenges the anti-chicken status quo.
So, while there's no reason to doubt the sincerity or good intentions of the would-be chicken farmers, their plan is neither reasonable nor feasible for the city of Waterloo.
That, by the way, is merely this newspaper's view. If Waterloo city hall wants to explore this idea, it should consider a bylaw that sets extremely stringent conditions for raising chickens in backyards. But before that, why doesn't it try polling the community?
If we can peacefully co-exist with chickens here in California, what's so different about you folks up in Ontario?