Mountain View County Sending Letter To Provincial Environment Minister

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.

 

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