Public voices LRT concerns

Concerns about the cost of building an LRT line through St. Albert, as well as the city’s population, growth, density and even the Mafia, reared their heads at an open house devoted to the subject Saturday.

More than 100 people convened at St. Albert Catholic High School to listen to what city councillors, Edmonton Coun. Don Iveson and a few City of Edmonton employees had to say about the proposal.

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Area residents voice concerns over staging area

Dozens of concerned landowners gathered in Weedon Pioneer Community Hall on Jan. 24 for the second open house regarding the location of a future high load truck staging area north of Calgary.

Hosted by Alberta Transportation, the session revealed what EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., the company in charge of the project, believes to be the best option for the staging: an 8.32-acre parcel of land along westbound Highway. 567 — just a stone’s throw from where the road intersects with Highway 22.

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New development raises neighbour concerns

Development of a new neighbourhood in Sturgeon County brought out concerns about everything from water shortages, architectural guidelines and traffic last week.

Sturgeon County council came together for a public hearing to give residents an opportunity to comment on the planned Green Hennessey neighbourhood.

Council had previously voted 4-2 in favour of changes to its municipal and Sturgeon Valley area structure plans to pave the way for the proposed development.

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Protesters concerned about proposed cellphone tower at south Edmonton church

EDMONTON – About a dozen people who protested Sunday outside a south Edmonton church said they will return every week until their concerns about a cellphone tower proposed for the property are heard.

“We’re just getting started,” said protest organizer Marcey Kliparchuk, standing outside Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 11445 40th Ave.

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