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Smithers will issue license for petting zoo near market

Double D Lux Ranch will continue to operate their pony rides and petting zoo next to the Smithers Farmers Market.

Council discussed the petting zoo and farmers market at last night’s council meeting as Double D Lux doesn’t meet the criteria to run under the farmer’s market umbrella.

Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach says council will grant the ranch a License of Occupation to use the area next to the farmer’s market provided they meet certain licensing and insurance criteria.

The farmer’s market has told council it’s fine with the petting zoo and pony rides being next to the stands as long as a partition is erected to keep any stray animals from heading into the market.

“We have directed staff to work out some kind of separation that works for both the farmer’s market and the Double D Lux folks,” says Bachrach.

 

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