Let­ters to the Ed­i­tor

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN -

When the RCMP turn on their lights, the driv­ers they are stop­ping, in­clud­ing my­self, feel they have to stop im­me­di­ately, in­stead of go­ing to a safe spot, so maybe the RCMP can wait to turn on their lights un­til it is safe for a ve­hi­cle to pull over (at the top or bot­tom of the hill). I wouldn’t want to see any­one get hurt need­lessly be­cause a driver is un­able to stop his ve­hi­cle, in time, to avoid an ac­ci­dent. Deb­bie Gallagher Reg Gallagher Truck­ing Ed­i­tor’s Note: Agreed. A lit­tle com­mon sense goes a long way. Canyon surely brings back a lot of great mem­o­ries for me.

Last year I came down to the val­ley with some friends and we stopped to the over­look off High­way 9. It was a good day weather wise but we couldn’t go too far down for a walk as it was too slip­pery and dan­ger­ous. My friends were a lot younger than me so I was happy to hear the ex­pla­na­tions of the ben­tonite.

A rock and fos­sil hound, I have al­ways been since child­hood, and the old adage, you learn some­thing new ev­ery day is true.

In my younger days, we al­ways went into the canyon from High­way 9 way down the Twin Hills Road. Early start, lots of wa­ter and a lunch. The scare of rat­tlesnakes was al­ways there so, we were care­ful and very ob­ser­vant of our steps.

Thank you to all for your great im­prove­ment for the area. I will be back again in the com­ing 2017 sum­mer months. Re­spect­fully yours, Mary (Guter­son) Camp­bell High River, AB

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