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Where we live: City of Tonawanda

City of Tonawanda

Canada geese and their droppings have been a problem all summer in Niawanda Park.

Mayor Rick Davis announced last week that the city has contracted with Borders on Patrol, which uses border collie dogs to chase away the geese.

“After seeing a demonstration from Borders on Patrol, where their dog was able to round up about 50 geese and push them out into the river in about 30 seconds, I was persuaded to give this a try,” he said in a release. “It was impressive.”

In July, the Common Council approved a resolution that allows dogs throughout Niawanda Park, but it has yet to have an impact because the dogs must be leashed and the geese are not disturbed, Davis said. He also reminded park visitors that it is illegal to feed wildlife.

This week:

• Alex Rene Big Swing Band performs at 7 p.m. today in the band shell in Niawanda Park.

• The Common Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 200 Niagara St. An informal session begins at 6.

• A free screening of “The Lego Movie” begins at 8 p.m. Friday in the band shell at Niawanda Park.