New park a cause for celebration
Re: Biologists pen letter over Opposition MLA’s alleged ‘misinformation,’ Jan. 3
What’s not to like about new trails, campgrounds, habitat, wildlife and critical watershed protection? Protecting the Bighorn should be a nobrainer as our current parks system is so popular, you have to book sites and trails months in advance.
Outdoor recreation activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, climbing etc. are great for your health, and tourism revenue will only increase as we enhance our recreation destination possibilities.
It’s really hard to justify this backlash to an incredible provincial gift that will last for eternity. The only people up in arms appear to be the off-highway vehicle users who don’t belong in pristine wilderness anyway, and area politicians who seem to think fossil fuel extraction is a priority over clean drinking water.
Ian Wishart, Calgary