Cochrane’s mayor says he’s pleased with the open dialogue that took place during two open house sessions to discuss the future of the Polar Bear Habitat.
Denis Clement calls Wednesday’s events positive and productive, hearing from both sides of whether council should shut down the Habitat. He won’t, however, comment on whether what he heard changed his mind.
“I think it would be unfair to say one way or another, to certainly not influence anyone’s decision,” he says. “What it’s done is given me more information to make a sound decision.”
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Council is now working towards its ultimate decision on December 10th.
Between now and then, the mayor says town hall is still accepting input.
“There are 200 people or so that did show up at these open houses, but we do have 5,200 people in our community,” he remarks. “So if we can get more information or get the pulse of the community, that’s just going to help us in our decision.”