horse carriages

Victoria City Council asked for advise from the BCSPCA on how to move forward with the horse-drawn carriage industry. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria considers limiting where horse-drawn carriages can go

Council puts forward several queries to the BCSPCA for consideration

 

The City of Victoria is proposing a plan to phase out horse-drawn cariages by 2023 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Thousands sign petitions following proposal to phase out horse-drawn carriages in Victoria

Advocates and opponents are sharing their opinions with the city

 

After a botched bank robbery and police chase in Victoria, B.C. on June 9, 1999, Stephen Reid ran through the backyard of the carriage house where the car chase ended in gun shots, hopped the back fence, ran past the back neighbours house and into an apartment building across the street. He holed up in the apartment for hours before police apprehended him.

Botched bank robbery, flying bullets, and terrified horse carriage staff

The voices of those caught up in Stephen Reid’s 1999 gunfire police chase through sleepy Victoria

 

The B.C. SPCA wants horse-drawn trolleys off downtown Victoria streets like this one. (Canadian Press file photo)

UPDATE: BC SPCA recommends horse carriage ban on city streets

Letter sent to City of Victoria cites accident with bus earlier this year that caused horses to fall

The B.C. SPCA wants horse-drawn trolleys off downtown Victoria streets like this one. (Canadian Press file photo)