Staples: A new suburb on Edmonton’s northeast farmland makes sense

EDMONTON – City council made the right call to move ahead with the plan for a massive new residential neighbourhood in the city’s far northeast corner, the Horse Hills region along the North Saskatchewan River.

I say this even as I favour a denser, less sprawling city. There’s also no doubt that Horse Hills farmers spoke out eloquently at the city’s two-day public hearing on the area structure plan about the need to preserve farm land, none more so than farmer Andrew Voogd.

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