Discussions on whether or not the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) will proceed continue, and it has yet to receive approval from provincial or federal regulators.

Alberta Transportation is holding two further open houses on SR1. The first is this Thursday at the Edge School, in Springbank, starting at 7 p.m.

Transportation minister Ric McIver and Matthew Hebert, transportation policy executive director for Alberta Transportation, are among the panelists who will be providing the update.

There's limited seating for the event, and those unable to attend will be able to view it concurrently online.

It's scheduled to be an hour and half in duration and include a Q&A at the end. 

The second one is being held at the Bragg Creek Community Centre on Thurs. Oct. 8 starting at 7 p.m.

To register either open house, go here.

The Springbank Community Association has been promoting the open house they say has been poorly publicized by Alberta Transportation.

"We didn't hear about this until fairly last minute, so we're trying to spread the word and let people know this is happening," says Hunter.

While both Rocky View County and the Tsuut'ina Nation have withdraw their opposition to the project, the Springbank Community Association continues to strongly object to the project.

The association believes completing mitigation at McLean Creek makes far more sense. In addition to protecting Calgary, they say it would provide flood and drought mitigation for both Bragg Creek and the Redwood Meadows. Those communities will rely upon a series of berms to do the job when the Elbow River rises.

They also believe a dam at McLean Creek would be valuable for wildfire suppression and attract recreationalists.

"They seem to be sticking to their old talking points back from 2015 which is Springbank is quicker and faster, and cheaper and less environmentally damaging. Seven years later, none of those things are true. So it's disappointing to see that the government has really sort of stuck with the mentality that they can't lift their head up and look around and see if this project is still halfway decent as they thought it was back then."