The public information meetings into the province's proposed plan for protected areas in western Alberta that were cancelled in January due to security concerns are back on again. The Alberta government says four meetings on the Bighorn Country proposal will be held from February 1-4 in Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Red Deer and Sundre.
The provincial government has rescheduled four public information sessions on the Bighorn Country proposal.
The first one will be held on Friday, February 1st in Drayton Valley from 4-7pm at the Clean Energy Technology Centre.
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Jason Nixon is happy to see some public meetings happen again.
Nixon discusses what format he expects the sessions to follow.
Edmonton's session is Saturday, February 2nd from 1-4pm at the Polish Hall.
Red Deer's will be held at the Westerner Centre on Sunday, February 3rd from 1-4pm.
Sundre's session will be at the Royal Canadian Legion from 4-7pm on Monday, February 4th
Nixon adds however, there still will not be an open mic process and it will be more of a public information session.
Some people are worried about how the plan for protected land and parks would affect oil & gas exploration, the forest industry and off-road vehicle use.
(Contains content from the Canadian Press)