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28.2.16

Gravel pits a threat to our waters, help! | �pihtawikosis�n: I am from manitow-s�hakihkan, Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta. I grew up between three very important lakes: Lac Ste. Anne, Wabamun Lake, and Lake Isle. These lakes are interconnected by creeks and streams, and their health have been in steady decline for many years. Development, train derailments, pollutants, and over-fishing have taken their toll. We have a lot of work ahead of us to bring these waters back to life.

A threat we are currently facing is gravel pits. Open pit mining of gravel is expanding at a furious rate in Alberta, despite heavy opposition. Compared to strip mining bitumin, gravel probably does not seem like such a dirty product. Nonetheless, these operations increasingly disturb and pollute our land and waters and all the plants and animals that rely on them.


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