I wonder if anyone reading this blog knows anything about this incident. I was told a tale about the formation of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park(PLPP) which has made me curious about a dispute which I know nothing about. Does anyone know if this really happened?
PLPP was created in 1977. Before PLPP was formed, I understand that it was open season in there for snowmobiles.
I was told that in the late seventies, snowmobiles were still entering PLPP illegally and the perpetrators were simply flaunting the law with no consequences. The government finally put their foot down, and decided to enforce the law. The snowmobilers didn’t like this rule, and one Saturday they got together en masse and were going to enter the park, come hell or high water.
I was told that conservation officers blocked the road exactly where the bridge is at Pocaterra and stopped the sledders from entering. This was ostensibly a watershed moment in enforcing the rules of the provincial park.
I’d like to know more details about this if anyone knows anything. I’m certainly grateful to anyone and everyone who had anything to do with prohibiting snowmobiles in PLPP.