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Column addressed concerns about shooting on trail

Editor: Thank you to columnist Anne Patterson for her column (The Times, Nov. 17)  about the shotgun pellet shooting along the 8 Avenue and 248 Street horse trail.  We (two parents and four children) have lived close to the trail for 17 years and use it almost daily. My son was commuting to school minutes after the shooting, and was very disappointed in the police response. (see above letter).

I appreciate your concern, as many horses use that particular trail. Often my children are on the trail while a horse is also being ridden on the trail.  What if the horse got hit and spooked? It’s a very dangerous situation.

I did call the Horse Council of B.C., explaining what had occurred and was disappointed by the lack of concern.  I was told the lady in charge  would call me back, but she never did.

Thank you for your concern and your well- written editorial.

Lori Bussani,


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