Pigeon Lake is the place to be: mayor

Mayor Church of Crystal Springs says just as great as Sylvan and other locations

Dear editor,

Regional media have recently reported on the increase in recreational property values in Alberta. What really struck me as odd in those reports were statistics that Lac St Anne properties were on average over $100,000, and Sylvan Lake properties $200,000 more expensive than those on Pigeon Lake. I wonder if that fact relates to the negative publicity Pigeon Lake has received over past years. But that is about to change, and if Albertans want the best of city living in a lakeside environment, they better act quickly.

We are in the process of installing a public sewer system to south Pigeon Lake communities, fertilizers and pesticides are being eliminated and three very active organizations the “Watershed Association” the “Renewal League” and the “Alliance of Municipalities” are implementing numerous strategies to control runoff, clean shorelines, influence development and in numerous other ways control the lake phosphorous. Last year our water was pristine with a few algae blooms much later that most other Alberta lakes.

Add to that, a much larger lake than others, 30 minutes to the international airport, 45 minutes to Edmonton, great local shopping at “The Village,” city quality services, planned road improvements, great fishing and provincial park updates, these lakeside communities are destined to become the most desirable in the province.

Mayor Grant Churchill, Crystal Springs

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