Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Julie Ali There seems to be a failure in government to ensure that the parks system is kept intact for future generations; money seems more important than preservation. Very sad.

The iconic Banff and Jasper parks are already under immense pressure with increased activities and conflicting usages.
A recent House of Commons environment committee report in March was very critical of the lack of transparency and sufficient ecologically sensitive...
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Julie Ali There seems to be a failure in government to ensure that the parks system is kept intact for future generations; money seems more important than preservation. Very sad.
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Geoffrey A Pounder Canadians should be alarmed that Parks Canada is rushing to build the Icefields Trail for cyclists with or without public support.
Once again, Parks Canada pays lip service to public consultation.


"So far, the plans call for a separate trail, on average 10 to 20 metres away from the existing road."
Clarification: As subsequently noted, the proposed path for the Icefields Trail diverges significantly from the highway for a 9 km section into untouched, undeveloped grizzly and caribou habitat. Increasing the risk of human-bear conflicts.
That diversion is the key issue.

In light of its mandate to protect the park and wildlife, Parks Canada's haste in proceeding with development seems reckless.
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Peter McClure True. Under the Conservatives, the Discovery Walk was pushed through despite the objections of the 190,000 Canadians who petitioned against it. It was clear from the start that 'the fix was in'. 
And the plan to build a luxury hotel at Maligne Lake was
 only shut down when a string of emails came to light showing that Parks Canada had colluded from the start in getting it approved. 
Follow the money, Edmonton Journal - somewhere, some friend of the government stand to make a lot of money off it. Judging from the Discovery Walk and the Maligne Lake hotel, the place to start is with Brewsters!

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