Some booming Calgary communities left out of Alberta’s new school-building plan

On the edge of two fields in Mahogany, each with close cropped grass turning brown with sun, signs are erected that make the hearts of families in new communities go aflutter. “Future school site,” they read.

According to the latest population count, Mahogany, in the city’s deep southeast, now has 2,100 people. But that will very quickly double, triple, and more, eventually exploding into the largest community ever built in Calgary.

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