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LETTER: Full support for Oakmont development


I am a resident of St. Albert who is concerned about economic development in the city. I don’t want to see a large investment, such as the new development proposed along the river in Oakmont, turned down due to a vocal minority of opposition. I have been recently asked to copy/paste an email that opposes the development, without any information about the development or the economic benefits to our city. I find those mindless, aggressive tactics harmful.

We need more people to bring in more money to support all the things we want to see thrive in our beautiful city. We have seen too many restaurants fail (even before the pandemic) and our mall appears to have difficulty maintaining shops due to insufficient foot traffic. Economic development = a thriving economy that we will all benefit from.

Therefore, I fully support bringing in this and further economic development.

Patricia Howe

St. Albert