Environmental damage outweighs threat to fish habitat

Due to the high lake level I had to remove another four trees making a total of eight trees

Dear Editor,

Due to the high lake level I had to remove another four trees making a total of eight trees that have fallen victim the high water level.

The water continues to erode the shoreline at an alarming rate. I can only imagine that the other landowners around the lake are experiencing the same issues.

The environmental damage due to the high water level should outweigh the concern for a few pike that may spawn in the stream which flows into Cygnet Lake and on down to the Red Deer River.

There are several safe areas for the fish to survive if and when the authorities realize that it is necessary to clean the blockage from the lake outlet.

The restricted water flow problem could be solved very easily in the winter months using the appropriate equipment with very little impact to fish, wildlife and the terrain.

It is imperative to have the co-operation of municipal, provincial and federal governments to solve this issue.

Dale Ganske,

Sylvan Lake

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstorm captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

Sylvan Lake fiddler says performing at Canada Games an amazing experience

Brianna Lizotte performed with three drummers during a segment of the Opening Ceremonies

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake Atom C Lakers end season on low note

The Lakers played their final home game of the season, Feb. 16.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Ponoka host to Bayer Crop Science seed innovations trade show

The company held a trade show with seed crop science industry partners at the ag event centre

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dies at 77

Tork, Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Michael Nesmith formed the made-for-television rock band

Lacombe welcomes ‘Napalm Girl’ to discuss journey from hatred to forgiveness

Latest Herr Lecture to feature Kim Phuc Phan Thi at LMC

Millennial men least likely to have a family doctor: Statistics Canada

Report found more women have primary care physicians, compared with men

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Boxers claim two silver medals for Alberta in wild night

Cole Brander of Edmonton fought for the gold medal against Avery Martin-Duval of Quebec

Most Read