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.
The cannabis grow facility in Sundre was recently showcased during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. President & CEO of Candre Cannabis Jesse Beaudry says, if everything goes as planned, they will continue to expand the facility. He says they have already locked up the land, power and community support.
A pair of controversial environmental bills have scaled their final hurdle in the Senate, despite the objections of critics who warn the two pieces of legislation will kneecap Canada's oil industry. The Conservative MP for Red Deer-Mountain View Earl Dreeshen says it is frustrating.
The pair of local ice dancers who represented Alberta during the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February will be heading to New York to compete next month. 17 year old Kobi Chant from Olds and 14 year old Savanna Martel from Airdrie were selected to compete in Lake Placid at the North American Challenge.
The Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) unit collaborated with Calgary Police Service, Rocky Mountain RCMP and Didsbury RCMP to execute a series of coordinated search warrants on June 7th. As a result, 4 people have been arrested and a total of 17 charges have been laid.
Doreen Bergum from Olds - the Metis Elder for Region 3 - received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 19th. The Red Deer & District Community Foundation hosted another edition of its Women of Excellence Awards.