Red Deer farmers fight gravel pit

SPRUCE VIEW, Alta. — Rural neighbours of a proposed project in Red Deer County to convert 122 acres of cropland into a gravel pit continue to voice opposition. On April 25, the county council will entertain second and third reading of a land-use bylaw that would allow gravel mining as a permitted use on the […] Read more

Preventing farmland from development comes with a price

COCHRANE, Alta. — Farmland is still being paved over as urban development continues between Edmonton and Calgary. The result is fragmentation and soaring land values as more people want to be close to a highway and the amenities of a large city, said Brent Swallow of the University of Alberta. His research found 3,127 sq. […] Read more