Pictou says birds can now exit old post office

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PICTOU - Birds that call the former Pictou post office home can now move freely.

Under authority of the Municipal Government Act, a contractor was engaged by the town to install plywood on the exterior of former post office windows identified as a public safety hazard.

At that time, the town was not aware birds would have no means of exiting as there were other openings in the structure. Upon being informed that birds may have been encountering difficulty, the town re-engaged the contractor to establish openings in each panel of plywood installed.

Although town action never involved the third floor, most recently the town arranged for openings on that level.

The Town of Pictou was responding to the immediate threat of falling glass from second floor windows of the former Post Office Building located on Water Street.

The building in question is under private ownership.

Organizations: Post Office Building

Geographic location: Water Street

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  • Charlene DeYoung
    May 15, 2014 - 16:32

    I am very unclear on the statement which the Town made, when they say they "were not aware the birds would have no means to exit". They knew full well when they boarded that building up that there was birds in there. They boarded it up with blatant disregard for those birds. Any logical person would know that covering windows with plywood of a building filled with birds that there was no way out for them. Exactly where did they think the birds were going to escape from?