Mountain View County council made a motion during the Wednesday, January 9th meeting to send a letter to the provincial Environment Minister asking that the public town hall forums regarding the Bighorn Country proposal be rescheduled to ensure proper public consultation.
Mountain View County council wants to understand and get the full plan on the table regarding the proposal of eight new parks in Bighorn Country before saying they are in favor or not.
That is according to Reeve Bruce Beattie. He notes this week council made a motion to send a letter to the provincial Environment Minister asking the public town hall forums regarding the Bighorn Country proposal be rescheduled to ensure proper public consultation.
He says council is not taking a position relative to the proposal for the park, but rather to make sure there is proper consultation with stakeholders.
Reeve Beattie adds, there is a strong desire to have public forums.
He says the biggest thing is that Mountain View County wants to find out what the full plan looks like.
According to Reeve Beattie, the Sundre area and their neighbours in Clearwater County will be primarily impacted by the new park plans.
He says Sundre town council has also sent a letter to the Environment Minister asking for public consultations on the Bighorn proposal.
Olds firefighter Noel D'Arcy is going to try to get his name into the Guiness World Record book on Sunday, August 18th.
D'Arcy will also be raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation when he puts on full firefighting gear - including an air tank and breathing through the apparatus - in order to run in the Servus Edmonton Marathon.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), has announced over $1.9 million in Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) funding towards Olds College to bolster Alberta’s agriculture industry.
This is the 7th year for Alberta Open Farm Days. The event runs on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. It includes tours of farms from around the province and a chance to learn from producers.
A change in leadership is on the horizon for the town of Didsbury. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Harold Northcott has accepted the CAO position with the County of Vermilion River and will start his new job there in early September. Northcott has tendered his resignation to the town of Didsbury and Mayor Rhonda Hunter hopes to see a new interim CAO in place by the end of August or early next month.
The AgSmart expo began on Tuesday, August 13th. The two-day show at Olds College started with a number demonstrations and a session with Robert Saik as he launched his book "Food 5.0: How We Feed The Future".