Brevard Zoo considers netting, safety measures before reopening rhino encounter

Brevard Zoo officials are still working with Florida wildlife officials to improve the barrier safety at the hands-on rhinoceros encounter after a toddler stumbled through earlier this month and was seriously injured. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released its final report Wednesday of the Jan. 1 incident after interviewing the family involved, zookeepers, medical staffers and zoo officials. The 21-month-old girl was with … Read More

Accelerating the pace of innovation in B.C.’s agriculture sector

A Delta-based fresh vegetable provider and a family-owned orchard in Vernon are leading two of 15 projects receiving more than $2.9 million to take innovative B.C. agriculture projects to the next step. BCfresh is receiving over $99,000 to adapt a tool to reduce the bruising of table beets during harvest and handling. The project is underway on six farms using … Read More

ESCC baseball renovations continue with backstop, netting

The next improvement to facilities at Enterprise State Community College will be a new backstop and netting for the college’s baseball field. Expected to be completed in the coming months, officials started “laying the groundwork” for the project around fall of last year after the dugouts were repainted, according to ESCC Athletic Director Kevin Ammons and Coach Samuel “Bubba” Frichter. … Read More

Storm clean up continues around the Bay Area

A Powerful storm system has wreaked havoc across the Bay Area and it’s left its mark on San Francisco. Damaging winds took down steel poles and golf netting at Harding Park in San Francisco. Crews charged with repairing the damage say they’ve never seen anything like it. “It must’ve been under quite a bit of strain to push them over like that … Read More

Netting plans to protect Sidmouth public from stray cricket balls given go-ahead

Issues with cricket balls hitting pedestrians on the The Esplanade hit national headlines last year after a freak accident, where a 80-year-old woman was left needing around 14 stitches in her head. Previous bids, by Sidmouth Cricket Club, to install netting around the Fortfield Terrace ground were thrown out by district planners because the location was in an area of … Read More

Deer netting operation underway in Lake Fork neighborhood

An operation is underway in a Wood County subdivision to capture 100 deer to help control a problem with overpopulation. “Over the last few years we’ve noticed a tremendous increase in the number of deer in our neighborhood,” Bill Russell, homeowner’s association president, said. “To the point they are becoming a nuisance.” Russell says along with destroying landscaping, many of … Read More

For first time, researchers can measure insecticide on surface of mosquito nets

Insecticide-infused mosquito netting is in widespread use around the world to limit the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now come up with a technique that actually measures how much insecticide is found on the surface of these nets — paving the … Read More

Werner Park to extend its safety netting

Werner Park will be an even safer place to watch baseball this coming season. The safety netting behind home plate will be extended to the end of each team’s dugout instead of the beginning of the dugouts, which is currently the case. The stadium at 123rd Street and Highway 370 in Papillion is home to the Omaha Storm Chasers, the … Read More

Apartment complex mends fence with orange netting, homeowner not happy

A fence separating homes and an apartment complex fell down in August and it’s still not repaired. Angie Courville called 2 On Your Side because she’s tired of waiting for someone to give her an answer. “We just need to have our privacy back,” said Courville. During a storm in mid-August, Courville says the fence surrounding her property fell down … Read More