Booming economy boosts Alberta’s population

Longer lineups at Timmy’s, heavier rush hour traffic, subdivisions popping up on the outskirts of town…sound familiar?

For Grande Prairie city councillor, Alex Gustafson, its no surprise the spillover effects of Alberta’s booming economy saw the province’s population increase more than double the national average – 2.5% to 1.1% – in a Statistics Canada study released last Thursday.

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