Alberta Environmental Protection has ordered a developer
to stop work on his land near Water Valley and formally notify the public
of his plans.
|logs from the road. He said he will do this "there physically
is no water on either side".
The department has also asked him to plug a ditch he built to drain water from muskeg elsewhere on his land.
Stewart said, from Rocky Mountain House, where he lives, that he has arranged to publish a public notice in two area newspapers. Neighbours have 30 days after the first published notice to submit their concerns to the department.
Last year, neighbours went to court to stop Stewart's land from being rezoned for a residential subdivision. They lost.
Stewart said he feels frustrated. "This could be a very long, drawn-out fight. I am not going to stop. I don't think they are going to stop putting up every road-block they can."