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#1 PeterSL

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:55 AM

Border Paving Ltd. has filed an application under the provisions of the Water Act for construction of an end pit lake and groundwater disturbance located in the NW 18-037-05-W5. This is at the headwaters of the North Raven River (Stauffer Creek) and could easily damage one of the best trout streams in Alberta. Right next to this proposed development are two conservation sites jointly purchased by ACA, Trout Unlimited Canada, and Alberta Fish and Game Association specifically for the purpose of protecting the groundwater feeding this stream. Even a minor change to the groundwater flow volume or velocity could have a major negative impact on overwintering and spawning areas for the brown and brook trout and could affect the number and type of aquatic invertebrates.

If you fish this stream or are a member of TUC or AFGA please consider letting Alberta Environment know your concerns as soon as possible.  You can do so by emailing aep.waapplications@gov.ab.ca referencing the application number: 001-00390571. They ask that you: Describe concerns that are relevant to matters regulated by the Water Act. · Explain how the filer of the concern will be directly affected by the activity and/or diversion of water proposed in the application. · Provide the legal land location of the land owned or used by the filer where the concerns described or believed to be applicable (the conservation sites are SW19-37-05-W5(Leavitt site) and NW17-37-05-W5 (Stainbrooke). · State the distance between the land owned or used by the filer and the site in the application (they’re adjacent to the proposed construction area) · Contact information including the full name and mailing address of the filer · The phone number and/or email address for ease of contact.

Even an email as simple as saying please hold off on any approval for this until and unless there’s some study of the possible impact of digging into the springs feeding the North Raven might help in protecting this stream.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:46 AM

Peter thank you  again for the heads up.  Will send my simple email shortly.  

 

Tight Lines always. 

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:30 AM

Peter

 

Thanks for the heads up....all of us should follow your instructions.....I know I will.

 

Vince



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:59 AM

Done! Thanks Peter!



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

Would there be any interest in doing a short documentary film on the efforts to halt this proposal? Interviews with people involved, interviews with people who fish there regularly, a visual tour of the headwaters springs as they exist now, etc. If there is enough interest I can do the filming and editing. Let me know.

 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:20 PM

While doing more research on this I see that Michael Short has already covered they story a couple of times: 

 

http://letsgooutdoor...ement-over-fish

 

Michael is certainly more on top of things and more connected than I'll ever be so we'll leave this for the experts.

 

 

Rob



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:27 PM

Thanks Rob.  Michael Shorts mini documentary has been sent to AEP and I believe to the local county as well.  Some aerial footage shot by ACA has also been submitted. A letter of concern has been sent on behalf of Northern Lights.

Peter



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:24 PM

While doing more research on this I see that Michael Short has already covered they story a couple of times: 

 

http://letsgooutdoor...ement-over-fish

 

Michael is certainly more on top of things and more connected than I'll ever be so we'll leave this for the experts.

 

 

Rob

Rob, there is power in numbers. The more attention this issue gets the better the results could be. if you need some voice over   for your filiming, let me know

Dave






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