Residents want to douse fire prevention proposals

Opponents of plans to log as much as 675 hectares of forest intended to reduce the wildfire risk in the Bragg Creek area told the provincial government to go back to the drawing board at a meeting held last week.

At a meeting at the Bragg Creek Centre on Sept. 25 Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Minister Diana McQueen unveiled three logging options in the Kananaskis area intended as a means of fire prevention. However, a large part of the more than 300 people in attendance panned the options calling them nothing more than a smokescreen to allow clear-cut logging.

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