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    Default St Albert annexation will allow for 80 years of growth

    The City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow St. Albert to annex 2200 Hectares. The uncontested annexation will give St. Albert room to grow for 80 years.
    http://www.stalbertgazette.com/artic...egins-20170422

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    In 80 years time they'll have to build another western regional bypass to connect AHD to Hwy 2 south of Morinville!
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    They finally pulled the trigger...hmm.
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    St.Albert gets an uncontested 5000 acres or a 80 year supply of land from Sturgeon County. Meanwhile, Beaumont who needs land to grow had to fight for close to 4 years to annex 3360 acres from Leduc County only to have Edmonton want to take back 1440 acres from Beaumont in a hostile annexation. So much for collaboration.

    I suspect Beaumont would much rather have Sturgeon County playing in their sandbox rather than Leduc County and Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbantown View Post
    St.Albert gets an uncontested 5000 acres or a 80 year supply of land from Sturgeon County. Meanwhile, Beaumont who needs land to grow had to fight for close to 4 years to annex 3360 acres from Leduc County only to have Edmonton want to take back 1440 acres from Beaumont in a hostile annexation. So much for collaboration.

    I suspect Beaumont would much rather have Sturgeon County playing in their sandbox rather than Leduc County and Edmonton.
    As a resident of St.Albert I'm against collaboration with Edmonton for 2 reasons .
    1.) Saint Alberta is a family community, the number 1 community in Canada to raise a family . Our priority are much different than Edmonton. You won't find a casino , pawn shop, or injection site in our downtown.
    2.) Edmonton will cry till it gets a majority of seats or vote and then nobody will have any say ( except Edmonton) . It will all be done behind closed doors , with no regard for our existing laws in place .

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    1) because St Albert offload all your undesirables onto Edmonton. You will find a casino in St Albert though and I'm sure theres at least a few pawn shops. Downtown Edmonton doesn't have a pawnshop or injection sites.
    2) Edmonton already has veto rights as it has the majority of the population, and is the economic driver of the entire region, and the financial hub of not only this region, but central and northern Alberta. And everything will be done legally.

    when did you move out of the evergreen trailer park? If you follow all your post history, one day you've left the province for manitoba, next your living in a trailer park, or trying to find crown land to live off of, now your in highly taxed St Albert? Boy you move a lot.

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    Edmonton attracts the people it does because it a big gubberment city. It's where you go as last resort for help , social assistance .

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    No, because it's a big city. There's lots of private opportunities that are also only available in the big city.

    People come from alberta small towns and reserves, the north, out east and around the world and settle in Edmonton first while they're most vulnerable because:

    -There's more affordable older housing available. (Private Sector)
    -There's more employment available. (private sector)
    -There are more education options available (mostly public sector but some private, all here for market reasons)
    -There are communites here from the same places that they can join (private)

    All the government social services are here because those vulnerable people are here, not the other way around.

    And yes, there are Pawn shops and drug houses in St. Albert.
    There can only be one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champking View Post
    Edmonton attracts the people it does because it a big gubberment city. It's where you go as last resort for help , social assistance .
    what does gubberment mean? i'm not familiar with that word. It doesn't come up in the dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by champking View Post
    Edmonton attracts the people it does because it a big gubberment city. It's where you go as last resort for help , social assistance .
    what does gubberment mean? i'm not familiar with that word. It doesn't come up in the dictionary.
    It's the grubby government . The one that thinks it can veto over everyone behind closed doors. Break all our laws...

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    veto everyone behind closed doors? Break what laws?

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    As for no casinos in St. Albert...

    Century Casino

    You didn't really put much research into your posting, eh champ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    As for no casinos in St. Albert...

    Century Casino

    You didn't really put much research into your posting, eh champ?
    read again. I said downtown.

    We have a casino it's over by the jail on swamp land . Lol.

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    So how is a non-downtown casino any less harmful to the community than a downtown casino?

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    But I do gotta hand it to ya. You really are a family friendly community!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbantown
    St.Albert gets an uncontested 5000 acres or a 80 year supply of land from Sturgeon County. Meanwhile, Beaumont who needs land to grow had to fight for close to 4 years to annex 3360 acres from Leduc County only to have Edmonton want to take back 1440 acres from Beaumont in a hostile annexation. So much for collaboration.

    I suspect Beaumont would much rather have Sturgeon County playing in their sandbox rather than Leduc County and Edmonton.


    St. Albert population wise is 3-4 times bigger than Beaumont, so I'm not really seeing the concern with the size of the annexed areas relative to the city/town's size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by urbantown
    St.Albert gets an uncontested 5000 acres or a 80 year supply of land from Sturgeon County. Meanwhile, Beaumont who needs land to grow had to fight for close to 4 years to annex 3360 acres from Leduc County only to have Edmonton want to take back 1440 acres from Beaumont in a hostile annexation. So much for collaboration.

    I suspect Beaumont would much rather have Sturgeon County playing in their sandbox rather than Leduc County and Edmonton.


    St. Albert population wise is 3-4 times bigger than Beaumont, so I'm not really seeing the concern with the size of the annexed areas relative to the city/town's size.

    In addition to the above annexation for 5000 acres, St. Albert annexed over 3000 acres in 2007.

    I am not arguing that St. Albert should not be able to annex 8000 acres of land, I am trying to illustrate that Leduc County spent over $ 1,000,000 to unsuccessfully fight Beaumont's reasonable request for land. After Beaumont successfully argued their case to the MGB, the City of Edmonton will no doubt spend another $ 1,000,000 to try to take half the annexed land back.

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    I do hope the province insists on a bypass corridor wide enough for a freeway being reserved along Ray Gibbon Drive and north to Highway 2

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    Oh I'm sure they will do that, then once they build the new bypass they will clog it up with more power centres, strip malls, suburban development, traffic signals and congestion. It's how we roll.
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