Hold a plebiscite on Highway 11-781 issue

I feel compelled to add my voice to the ongoing controversy of the Hwy. 781/11 fiasco.

Dear Editor,

I feel compelled to add my voice to the ongoing controversy of the Hwy. 781/11 fiasco. After reading Bob Swabey’s letter to the editor last week I felt he made a compelling argument that should be listened to by our town council.

I believe this issue has gone well beyond reason and common sense. If we assume, for a moment, that Alberta Transportation is correct and the safest, most efficient route in and out of Sylvan Lake is Highway 20 then we are assuming that Alberta Transportation knows what is best for all of us. This is where the problem lies. It may very well be that they are correct but the people of Sylvan Lake do not agree.

It is the responsibility of our elected officials to listen to the electorate. There may be times that positions are not popular but in this case the positions are not even logical. The people of Sylvan Lake and area do not agree with Alberta Transportation. It is unclear as to why elected officials cannot or choose to not see this.

As Bob Swabey stated “it’s not too late”. Let’s end this foolishness and send it to a plebiscite!

Barry Johns,

Sylvan Lake