It didn’t take long for the controversy to re-appear. This email was sent to me and the CBC:
It was nice to hear Bob Truman on the ski report this morning giving some exposure to or great cross country skiing areas. It’s unfortunate that he chose the CBC ski report to present his agenda with respect to dogs in West Bragg Creek. Bob suggested that West Bragg is a good place to let your dogs “run”. This is not the case. The Parks recommend that dogs be leashed at all times anywhere on the trail system. They must be leashed in the parking lot of West Bragg and on Mountain road trail. Here is the link to the K- country site that gives the permitted activities in West Bragg Creek:
West Bragg creek is a ski area and not a dog park as Bob presented on the radio this morning.
Here is my reply:
If you actually listened to what I said, you’d have heard that I repeated the rules as they are stated in K-Country’s guidelines. Dogs are permitted to run off-leash on the West Bragg Creek ski trails. K-Country “recommends” that they be on a leash. “Recommend” and “required” are two completely different things. I do not make up the rules, so don’t shoot the messenger. If you don’t like the rules, take it up with K-Country. Dogs are required to be on leash in the West Bragg Creek parking lot.
I was so excited to hear Bob talk about the real dog rules at Bragg Creek this morning. It was so surprising and unexpected in this age of rules and more rules that I thought I might have mis-heard him so came to this site to check. I would love to have a place to ski (or hike) with my dog while he runs…. and of course I will be responsible, pick up after him, etc. etc.
I can appreciate some folks may not like it, but to be fair they have all the trails in all the National and Provincial parks, all the trails in Wildland Parks, in Recreation areas, all the trails within towns and cities to choose from where dogs are leashed or many cases not allowed at all. Nice to have a FEW less rule-bound areas.