Misplaced priorities with gun range along river
I am in Trochu visiting my mother in long-term care.
On a recent Sunday afternoon while she lay down for a rest, I took the hour to drive east to the Tolman Bridge.
This beautiful picturesque spot on the banks of the Red Deer River used to be a tranquil oasis, but not anymore.
Someone in their wisdom has approved a shooting range, which is located across the road from the west campground.
The sound of gunshots and the violence it implies has completely ruined the chances for a peaceful walk along the water or through the trees.
This example of misplaced priorities is a symptom of a degradation of the value placed on our environment.