Keeping killdeer nest safe at Bluesfest cost $4K

By CBC News Ottawa, November 7, 2018

Keeping a family of birds free from danger on the grounds of a major Ottawa festival this summer came with a nearly $4,000 price tag, according to documents released to Parliament Monday.

The killdeer nest became a major issue in June because the birds had settled in right where the Ottawa Bluesfest main stage was to be set up.

The National Capital Commission (NCC) had to obtain a permit to move the nest and the move had to be carried out by a licensed handler.

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