To the Editor:

The Feb. 28 article about the Badlands Motorsports Resort fails to mention that most of the land where they propose to build their racetrack resort is designated by County and Provincial law as in an ESA – Environmentally Significant Area – in which, by law, development is to be avoided at all costs. The last Kneehill Council rezoned it as “Direct Control” to circumvent this legal requirement and allow a highly destructive development that will obliterate a

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To the Editor;

I was surprised to read the front page article, “Badlands Motorsports Resort working to finalize plans”, and learn that the development is apparently close to reality- “hoping to move earth in the late summer or early fall 2018”.

My understanding is that there are environmental issues relating to land and water (wetlands drainage etc.) and plants and wildlife that have not yet been approved by the Alberta Environment. The article states that this project is

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To the Editor;

Attention Kneehill County residents: Are you an REA member? Chances are if you don’t know the answer to that question, you never signed a contract either to become a member. New landowners and residents residing at these site locations pay an additional fee every month, and this piece of financial obligation is not included in the land title - thus, many members are oblivious to their voting rights or lack of them.

Let’s begin with what REA stands for: Rural Electrific

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Dear Editor;

Re: Badlands Motorsports Resort working to finalize plans

As stated on the front page of the Three Hills Capital on February 28, 2018, the southern border of this property does not rest on the boundary of Wheatland County; it rests in Wheatland County and as such is part of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan.

The reason why there is nothing like this built in either Alberta or Saskatchewan is simply because it is not sustainable due to weather conditions and a small population bas

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