Group Opposes Alberta RV Resort and Marina
A proposed 700-site campground, RV park and marina in Joussard, Alberta, Canada, has a group of local residents up in arms.
The Shadow Creek park’s approval is something nearby residents are trying to raise money to appeal to the Alberta Court of Appeal, reports the South Peace News.
The Municipal District of Big Lakes approved the campground and marina, but a member of the municipal district council appealed the decision, and several other people expressed a desire to appeal to the court.
“I think we can stop it,” said Dave McConnell, one of the leading opponents. “Forget about the changes to the marina. But the campground stalls, I wonder about that. If we can stop it at 200…”
Joussard resident Real Gagnon said development was occurring too fast. “We’re not thinking about ourselves. What’s happening on the lake is not only on the lake. Ten years from now, you won’t be able to keep a fish.”
Ed Podollan, the district council member who filed the initial failed appeal said, “I believe people can speak up. If you’re happy with 700 stalls so be it. If you’re happy with RVs, pollution, garbage…if it doesn’t concern you, fine. It’s up to the people of Joussard. Don’t be afraid to speak up.”
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