Hundreds of ravens have recently been spotted in downtown Regina, with one local biologist and naturalist saying they’re coming from the now torn-down rafters of Taylor Field.
Now Evraz Place, who operates Mosaic Stadium, will be taking preventative measures to ensure the ravens don’t establish themselves at the new stadium.
Evraz, along with the city, is launching a scare program starting on Monday. But because ravens are protected birds, Evraz will be doing what they can to ensure their safety.
The scare program is environmentally safe and will not harm the birds or the public.
If you hear loud noises coming from Mosaic, sounds similar to fireworks going off, don’t be alarmed. That’s just a part of the program.
On certain days, for the rest of the month, people within a five-block radius of the stadium will hear four, two-second shots every 15 minutes, followed by an hour break.
Following that will be four, two-second shots every 15 minutes for 45 minutes.
Dates and Times
Monday Jan. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday Jan. 24 from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Friday Jan. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday Jan. 28 from 4:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Feb. 2, there will be an assessment to see if there is a reduction of ravens at Mosaic and if further efforts are required.