Southern B.C.'s bighorns face new disease

So, to reduce stress on the population, a Penticton helicopter training company used by the military and RCMP is being asked to reduce flights over the afected area. Predictably, the company in question has their own views on the issue.

Surveys of the Ashnola/Similkameen sheep population show a 50-per-cent reduction from 485 animals from 2006 to 2013, according to an “information note” for Environment Minister Mary Polak. “A highly contagious disease, new to Canada (psoroptic sheep mange) is now affecting the population and is of significant concern.”