Congratulations to the irrigators of the RID. Your vote in the affirmative to increase our irrigated land base to 52,000 acres speaks to your wisdom and desire to move forward, with prosperity, for ourselves and our irrigation district.
This vote sends an extremely positive message, not only to our district, but to our provincial government and federal government, who were keenly awaiting the outcome to see how RID irrigators value our irrigation water and its use.
From the beginning of irrigation in Alberta, it has taken brave, stalwart people with a vision of a better, prosperous future who have risked much, to get us to where we are today.
As the RID Board chair, I wish to congratulate you on your foresight and wish you well on your own expansion plans.
John McKee, RID Board Chair
Thank you to everyone that voted in our plebiscite. We announce that 70% of the votes were in favor of expansion and 30% against. Based on this vote the plebiscite has passed and the RID will proceed with the 5,500 acre expansion.
Returning Officer – Jason Miller