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LETTER: Photo shows a 'blatant disregard for public safety'

Editor: Regarding last week's edition, I was astonished and very upset to see the photo on the front page – and another on an inside page – of people on the engine bridge structure.

Editor:

Regarding last week's edition, I was astonished and very upset to see the photo on the front page – and another on an inside page – of people on the engine bridge structure.

It was extremely irresponsible and perhaps even dangerous to put a photo of someone jumping off that bridge, and others on part of the structure that jutted over the river.

There is a sign that clearly says that jumping from and climbing on the bridge structure is strictly prohibited, yet it seems to be encouraged, judging by the photo on the front page.

That sets a very bad example for young people, some of whom might not be great swimmers, but just want to get cool. The river is moving very quickly, is full of rocks and the level changes a lot over the seasons.

I am very disappointed with the fact that you allowed that photo to be published on the front page. I live near that bridge and see children climbing on it often.

I called the bylaw office and they agreed with me that there seemed to be a blatant disregard for public safety.

They encouraged me to call them if I saw more similar behaviour and they would have an officer there shortly after.

Please take this to heart – we want to keep our kids safe. There are other ways to cool off.

Judy Cairns,

Canmore



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