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DonAndersen last won the day on May 26

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  • Birthday 09/01/1945

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  1. Managed poorly is hardly covering it. No effort to limit spread of disease in Alberta.
  2. And the ugliest part. WD infestation can be laid at the feet of Govt,, Guiding industry and anglers should took no effort to keep it outta Canada. This type of stupidity will destroy Alberta. Don
  3. https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/564d1c08-bf40-4f5e-bef4-b80d2c8d205e/resource/70d3f48e-3a7e-4224-86b7-7ac3bad5e6b1/download/aep-whirling-disease-2019-technical-report-crowsnest-river-2020-09.pdf
  4. Folks, The County of Clearwater lies between a 1.1 Million to the SE, 1.1 Million to the NE and another 300,000 down the middle. on some weekends it sees an increase of 30,000 persons. This year the body count has increased a lot so the Clearwater County is looking for some help. In that regard it is conducting a survey found here: http://www.clearwatercounty.ca/p/west-country-recreation-survey Please take the time to assist. regards, Don
  5. Hi Don, Ive heard a rumour that the powers that be may be allowing retention on Beaver Lake in the future. I kind of dismissed the rumour as nonsense but I did the same when I first heard about the whole aeration fiasco a couple years back. You hear anything? 

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      just sent an email to Govt asking them about the rumour. 
      I suspect the rumour was the result of Ray Macawicki (sp) push to increase killing.

      He is a retired F&W biologist and past president of F&G Assoc.



  6. 1) the number of doctors in rural areas is decreasing. We will lose our family dic. . So, folks, you better not get injured in our area. Things are stretched already. 2) the UPC Govt is giving 5 major gas/oil companies a large take break at the expense of the rural municipalities thereby reducing the amount companies are charged. In the Clearwater County case, this will result in a 22>27% reduction which translates to a mill rate increase of <>250%. so, roads that used to gravelled and graded will suffer, Search and Rescue may disappear and on and on. not sure how it will all shake out yet. but it isn’t going to be purdy. Don
  7. Here is a website with an entirely new take on things. https://www.iusealbertaparks.org How about some support .Don
  8. So where did the Railroad originate that follows Gold Creek? Or did I imagine it. Don
  9. Grassy Mountain was an underground mine for many years. It had its own town called Lille. Both are gone now. Grassy Mtn. history is mirrored by the open pit mine NW of Sparwood which was an underground operation supporting The towns of Michel and Natal. History is important - let’s get it right. Don
  10. Trailhead, Your observation may have been true once but the rules changed shorting timelines and information gathering required for decisions. Don
  11. I built on e from 2”*12” fir plank with triangular pieces constructed to have motor 90 degrees from the hull. pit supported a 9.9.
  12. I’ve watched the technicians calabtprate the system by first measuring the profile on the stream, determine velocity and measuring the level. I would imagine there is some type of calculation applied. As the levels change, so does calculated flow rate. However, and don’t you must love howevers. 1) this assumes stream contour remains the same. Over winter, depending on ice formation, stream contours may change. 2) the level device must be free to move. Ice impedes level device. As most of these stream flow samplers are located tight to the stream, ice would take som time to disappear. Tbe takeaway, use the information as an ABOUT flow and not exact. Don
  13. The water level measurement device is housed in small buildings where the measurement device freezes and therefore not accurate for <> 7 months. Don
  14. Sask. to reopen fishing access points. Can we be far behind. Sask knows what is important. Fishing Access is #1 - step #2 is also outlined, the other reopening steps are a tad fuzzy. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/april/23/reopen-saskatchewan-plan Don
  15. It appears like both Sask. and BC are easing the fishing access restrictions so I would expect Alberta to follow suit. The question is how to formulate some well understood rules to lessen contacts between anglers. A couple of things that might be considered: 1) origin of the Angler as some areas of Alberta have infection rates much higher than others. Calgary infection rate is much higher that Edmonton or Central Alberta may mean Calgarians maybe limited to certain areas or banned till infection rate decreases. 2) boat vs bank or pier fishing. In Pontoon boats it is easy to maintain distance. Not so easy for others. 3) various fishing accesses are controlled by various govts, municipalities, private clubs, ACA which will lead surely to a raft of restrictions of which many will be different. Signage will be necessary to Inform anglers, 4) it would seem that some jobs may increase infection or chances of infection. Are those persons to be treated different. Lots of things to be considered, Whart I expect to happen is to have Govt drop to lowest standards possible so all persons can be captured within the rules. This is generally the case on nearly all Govt Regulations. regards, Don
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