Strawberry Creek and area residents wary of proposed shotgun range

Adjacent landowners and area residents are deeply concerned about the impact a proposed shotgun range four miles...

Dear editor,

Adjacent landowners and area residents are deeply concerned about the impact a proposed shotgun range four miles northwest of Thorsby will have on the quality of life of area residents. There are many concerns brought forward by area residents including lead contamination entering the Strawberry Creek, which is one of the major tributaries for the North Saskatchewan River.

The shotgun range is proposed to take place in the watershed zone of the Strawberry Creek. All towns and cities including Thorsby, Devon, Leduc, Calmar and Edmonton downstream from Strawberry take their water from the river.

Lead contamination is a real concern and is linked to many health problems. Studies have proven the health risks of shooting ranges and lead to children, families and the environment including lead poisoning causing irreversible health impairments such as damage to central nervous systems, kidney disease, high blood pressure, anemia and brain damage has a direct link to violent criminal behaviour.

Wildlife consuming even a small amount of pellets is another danger. Other concerns include a very real noise problem, a large volume of traffic, and the disruption of a major wildlife corridor.

The Strawberry Creek area is one of only a few untouched, pristine areas left in Leduc County. Let’s not let the commercial interest of a few disrupt this environmentally sensitive area and jeopardize the lifestyle of area residents.

We encourage all concerned citizens to contact the Leduc County planning department.

Bruce Tegart, Leduc County

 

Just Posted

Cow feeding economics for the 2019-20 winter season

Keep in mind prrice and availability of feed

Boat and trailer purchase necessary, hears county council

Several departments needed a better boat says CAO

Hot Habanero jelly good for a get-together

Homemade applesauce recipe in this week’s kitchen

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Branco, Blatz-Morgan win City of Wetaskiwin by-election race Sept. 11

Branco records 761 votes, Blatz-Morgan 688: unofficial results

Fashion Fridays: 10 effortlessly stylish items for fall

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Red Deer Rebels drop preseason tilt to Tigers 5-3

Rebels fail to score after three first period goals

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message

The crosswalk was repainted Thursday morning to remove traces of the spray-painted words

Mounties lay secrets-law charges against one of their own

Cameron Ortis has been charged under the Security of Information Act

Canadian bobsledder Kaillie Humphries files lawsuit in bid to race for U.S.

Two-time world champion wants to expedite release from national team after filing harassment claims

Absent Trudeau is main target in leaders’ first election debate

Vying for third place, both NDP and Green leaders paint Liberals and Tories as establishment parties

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

Most Read