Local conservationist doesn't want Olympic skiing at Lake Louise

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A well-known Alberta conservationist says it's a bad idea to hold alpine skiing in Banff National Park as part of a potential Calgary Olympic bid.

“This is not a debate. This is a bad idea,” Harvey Locke, a Banff resident who is an expert on national parks, wilderness and wildlife, said in a February interview with The Canadian Press.

“The very idea that someone could provoke a conversation about an inappropriate activity in a national park — and then say we have to debate it — is wrong.

“We have to reject it.”

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Colette Derworiz