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Dear Ed­i­tor;

Re: MLA Filde­brandt joins Rose­bud fight against mo­tor­sports re­sort

I was quite heart­ened to see this ar­ti­cle by Kyle Smylie in the pa­per on the 28th of June. As a res­i­dent of Knee­hill, I feel quite frus­trated that the coun­cil­lors of the County are not re­spond­ing to the wishes of their con­stituents. The coun­cil meet­ing some mouths ago at which the pro­posed race­track was dis­cussed had so many Knee­hill res­i­dents in at­ten­dance that they had to move to a big­ger room; this high­lights the dis­con­nect be­tween the lo­cals’ con­cerns and how the coun­cil­lors are vot­ing.

Al­low­ing the Bad­lands Mo­tor­sports De­vel­op­ment to es­tab­lish a race­track on the Rose­bud River is wrong – this is not the place for an ac­tiv­ity that will ruin the habi­tat of many en­dan­gered plants and an­i­mals and of course af­fect those of us liv­ing nearby.

“Save the Rose­bud” is a proac­tive move­ment by lo­cal farm­ers to pro­tect the Rose­bud River Val­ley from habi­tat de­struc­tion. I am pleased to see that MLA Filde­brandt is cham­pion this cause and I hope other elected of­fi­cials will too. The Bad­lands is a unique en­vi­ron­ment and we all need to sup­port its pro­tec­tion and stop the pro­posed race­track de­vel­op­ment in this area.

Ann Gray-El­ton Beynon

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