Letters to the Editor
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