Letter: No buffer at logging operation

The logging extends past the turn off towards the ski hill about one or so kilometres on the left hand side of the road.

I was on a leisurely drive up to Phoenix Mountain, to do a few small repairs on Saturday morning, when I came upon a logging operation about two kilometres before the ski hill, where it turns off the main road to the Phoenix area.

The logging extends past the turn off towards the ski hill about one or so kilometres on the left hand side of the road. There has been no buffer left along the roadway so the logging comes right to the road.  With the ski hill sign in the ditch, and the environment so altered, I actually became confused about the turn off.

I know we are a resource community, and this area has been an extraction zone for a long time. Could there have not been a buffer between the road and the logging?

I would ask the ski hill community to go up and have a look and see what you think.

– Don Colclough, Grand Forks

 

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