Shooting Range Relocation To Cost $18-Million In Three Phases
LETHBRIDGE - Officials with the Fish and Game Shooting Range presented relocation plans on
Monday and are asking for city funding.
In 2014, the group is looking for $3.5 million for land acquisition and
design costs, $9.6 million in 2018 for construction of the shooting ranges and
$5.1 million in 2022 for an administration building and indoor shooting
Of the $18-million dollar project, the group plans to provide three million
dollars towards the cost. A million would come from fundraising efforts and two
million would be payed back to the city as a loan.
Range Operator Allan Friesen feels the city and taxpayer should pay for the
project because the range provides a great value for residents, whether they use
the range or not. He says "there's a potential that somebody could, using a
rural area just outside on the fringe of Lethbridge, not use a firearm
effectively or safely and then have a bullet end up into Lethbridge, so the big
value we provide, no matter where you are in the City of Lethbridge, is that we
drive that traffic into that controlled environment where we can protect the
city residents by keeping those bullets inside."
Council will debate all the proposed projects in early May to come up with
the capital budget. Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 12/12/2013 6:58:10 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News