County buries gravel pit

A proposed gravel pit within the Red Deer River and Medicine River flats area northwest of Innisfail was rejected after dozens of staunch opponents appealed to Red Deer County’s municipal planning commission on Tuesday.

More than 45 people, many of them against the application made by the Howell family, packed county council chambers to tell municipal leaders why the pit 18 km northwest of Innisfail shouldn’t go ahead.

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