Global News July 21, 2016 globalnews.ca/news/2839977/dog-owners-in-magrath-alta-hope-to-build-fenced-in-dog-park Dog owners in Magrath, Alta. hope to build fenced-in dog park: "Christine Bly said she tries to make the trip to Lethbridge with her two greyhounds to use their city dog parks as often as she can. However, she sometimes ends up using unconventional methods instead. “They don’t like to walk, and we can’t run fast enough,” Bly said. “What we have been doing, which truly isn’t so safe, is taking them out to a country road that’s deserted and letting them run beside the truck. It would be nice to have a big fenced-in yard that they can let loose.”
Westwind Weekly JULY 9, 2016 westwindweekly.com/news/2016/07/09/magrath-in-need-of-an-official-dog-park "The Magrath Dog Lovers’ Society is looking for help to fund the town’s first ever fenced in, off leash dog park. Chairman Christine Bly says currently there isn’t anywhere to take dogs and relieve some of their high energy. “There is no place to let them loose. Your dog will be healthier, your dog will have a better life and will be less aggressive,” said Bly. Bly sometimes makes the trip to Lethbridge to use the parks there, but is usually limited to the country roads in town. “It really isn’t that safe for them, if a farmer is coming down on a tractor and can’t see them, it becomes dangerous for dogs to run. In town, you can’t let them loose to run and you don’t want them chained up all the time,” said Bly. Bly believes bringing a dog park to Magrath makes sense because of the number of dogs here. She says it would benefit their owners too. “There is a lot of people in town who have dogs. I think people would become closer as a community. You bring the dogs together and you might meet people who you’ve never met before,” said Bly.