Here’s Your Chance for Input into the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Public consultation sessions will be held over the next month to allow input into the development of a draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan. This plan will directly affect the future of Kananaskis Country and the Crowsnest/Castle area. An advisory council used government-supplied terms of reference that asked them to explore the relationship between water, population growth, economic development and land conservation. South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council Advice to the Government of Alberta.The report has three pages of recommendations on recreation and tourism that contain a diversity of ideas; everything from “… mitigating or eliminating conflicts associated with other land-use activities” to “Develop and implement a use-pay system to assist with funding”.Make your voice heard. Attend one of the following sessions (all locations).

  • Calgary November 13: Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport , 2120 16 Avenue Northeast
  • Canmore November 21:Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre, 511 Bow Valley Trail
  • Cochrane November 22: The Ranchehouse, 101 Ranchehouse Road
  • Okotoks November 28: Foothills Community Centre, 4, 204 Community Way.

All sessions run from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

For more information visit the Public and Stakeholder Consultations page on the landuse.alberta site.

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  • Gillean Daffern Nov 14, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Last night we drove across town for one hour to attend the Calgary session and came away hugely disappointed. That was the comment we heard from other people who left at the same time as us. Why? It was, as someone was cited in the Herald as saying, merely a show, not at all the public consultation session between 4-8 pm as announced . Even then, there were mistakes on maps displayed on easels. i.e Since when is the Elbow Highwood area located north of Canmore in the Bow Valley Wildland provincial Park. You’d think they’d get that right! We were told there was a representative of the government to talk to, but we and others never did find this person. It was much easier finding the Calgary Herald reporter. We hope that their byline “You have a role. Join the Conversation” will actually mean what it says when the next level of “public” consultations comes up.

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