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By Tim Krohn 

Guest Commentary: Passing on Enbridge donation sets a bad example


August 16, 2019

At last Wednesday’s city council meeting, the council voted 4:3 to refuse a $1,000 donation from Enbridge to help defray expenses for the city’s National Night Out event at Veterans Memorial Park and also any future donations.

I am, among other things, the chairman of the Pine Valley Mountain Bike Trail Extension Committee, which is a group of local volunteers whose sole purpose is to raise money to extend the Pine Valley Mountain Bike Trail from its existing 2.3 miles to the planned 5 miles.

There is $125,000 budgeted for this project. In the past 10 months we have raised $89,000 from...

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