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Sheila Jacobsen made a splendid defence the beaver in a recent letter to the editor but unfortunately it will have no effect

Dear Editor:

Sheila Jacobsen made a splendid defence the beaver in a recent letter to the editor but unfortunately it will have no effect on Town of Ponoka policy. I have spoken to town representatives in the past and they seem incapable of seeing how these animals are part of nature and maintain a reasonable water level for the good of all the resident creatures.

There may well be times when their numbers need controlling but to remove their dam causes the rebuilding frenzy she described at the expense of an ever-shrinking tree supply.

I suppose in the grand scheme of things this is a very small issue but it would be nice if the town gave a cognizant public explanation for their actions.

Gord Gramlick

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