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LETTER: K-Country Conservation pass restrictive for people

Editor: On yet another beautiful day in Canmore during the August long weekend, I went to the Canmore Nordic Centre to donate blood. While everyone is spending the day enjoying the outdoors, hiking and camping and at the Canmore Folk Festival, there

Editor:

On yet another beautiful day in Canmore during the August long weekend, I went to the Canmore Nordic Centre to donate blood. While everyone is spending the day enjoying the outdoors, hiking and camping and at the Canmore Folk Festival, there were some who took the time to help a great cause and volunteer to donate blood.

What I didn’t know was I needed the Kananaskis Country Conservation Pass to go to the Nordic Centre. From the start, I have not been a fan of this pass. If the Kananaskis Country pass had been a donation, I would donate.

I believe supporting the conservation of the area is important, but to force the pass is not right. I can’t believe that – as a resident of Canmore – I can’t go help donate blood without paying for this pass. Criminal.

Sinead McGoldrick,

Canmore