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  • A story about Okotoks and the Calgary Regional Partnership

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...973/story.html


    The town has scheduled public meetings and a household survey in early 2009 to explore lifting Okotoks' policy of living within the carrying capacity of the Sheep River. That limits growth to 30,000 people -- a ceiling the community is projected to hit in the next six years.


    Mayor Bill McAlpine is pitching the change as a "tweak" that would see Okotoks annex surrounding lands, pay into a regional water system that taps the Bow River, and perhaps hit 50,000 or 60,000 people by mid-century.

    Although the cap has long been popular among Okotoks residents, the town faces pressure from its Calgary-region neighbours and their growth ambitions. The municipal alliance known as the Calgary Regional Partnership is sketching a land-use plan that envisions 80,000 to 100,000 living between Okotoks and Calgary's south border by 2070.


    The cap could also damage Okotoks' vision of joining a regional transit system with Calgary, Airdrie and Cochrane that would include express buses and commuter trains, said Linda Bruce, the regional group's chairwoman.
    Funny how the Calgary region is already discussing a regional transit system while the Edmonton region still can't get its ***** together enough to provide transit to the airport.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    isn't that bcuz every premier and finance minister (yes, evans is a dude) has a hard on for calgary while being married to edmonton? calgary always gets more cash. what were the figures from 3 months ago?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DTrobotnik View Post
      isn't that bcuz every premier and finance minister (yes, evans is a dude) has a hard on for calgary while being married to edmonton? calgary always gets more cash. what were the figures from 3 months ago?
      I fail to see what that has to do with the inability of Edmonton and its neighbours to get along.

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      • #4
        I think Edmonton and area is making slow progress in the Capital Region Municipal Plan. Edmonton is working on LRT plans to the City Boundaries, along with plans for the International Airport.

        Mind you, Calgary has its LRT built far south, so another extension to Okotoks wouldn't be too difficult.
        "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DTrobotnik View Post
          isn't that bcuz every premier and finance minister (yes, evans is a dude) has a hard on for calgary while being married to edmonton? calgary always gets more cash. what were the figures from 3 months ago?
          When you look at the money Edmonton Region and the Calgary Region get it isn't that different especially when it comes to transportation.

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