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Annexation: Growing Together or Dividing Priorities? #yegcc

The issue of annexation was foreshadowed in October 2011, when then-Mayor Stephen Mandel indicated to the Edmonton Journal the need to work cooperatively with its neighbours to address Edmonton’s future land needs. At the time, it was estimated that all the City’s planned neighbourhoods would be full within 15 years, and three unplanned areas would be fully developed within 35 years. Fast-forward to 2015, and Edmonton’s growth concerns have become a common challenge faced by many of the municipalities in the Capital Region.

Our region has been one of the fastest-growing in Canada due to in-migration and high birth rates, …

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