There’s no signage warning swimmers of fecal hazard at local lakes

There’s no signage warning swimmers of fecal hazard at local lakes

‘My first thought was what idiots, letting their kids literally play in crappy water.’

I wanted to write regarding the recent ignorance of Alberta Health Services in informing the public properly of the fecal contamination in Gull and other surrounding lakes.

You see a few links online and in the paper, but that’s pretty much it. The website and news articles state that proper signage has been posted, yet in the past few weeks we have been, there has been no sign to be seen.

The only reason I even knew, was a friend happened to read it online. We go to just sit at the beach, but if she’d never read about the contamination, I would never know.

When we pulled up on a recent night, still no sign and hundreds of folks piled in the water. My first thought was what idiots, letting their kids literally play in crappy water.

Then it dawned on me. They too didn’t know. The responsibility of this lies on AHS. Not everyone reads the paper or goes online.

They have tons of signs about physical distancing. Seems all they are concerned about is COVID-19.

They don’t seem to care that people are literally swimming in poop.

Shame on you, AHS, for saying there is signage at places such as Aspen Beach.

There is none.

Jo Jo Ashcroft, Red Deer

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