Leduc County views Beaumont’s annexation plans as ‘hostile land grab’

EDMONTON – Beaumont’s surprise proposal to annex 24 quarter-sections of land feels like a hostile land grab, says Leduc County’s mayor.

Mayor John Whaley said Monday he is concerned that he only learned of Beaumont’s ambitions at a breakfast meeting last Wednesday — the morning after Beaumont town council passed a resolution to begin negotiations with Leduc County about the annexation.

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