The R.M of Edenwold continues to show their opposition to the annexation of Emerald park and surrounding developments.
The R.M has launched a website called ourchoice.ca, which displays all of the concerns the RM has in regards to annexation, including tax increases and a loss of services.
Administrator Kim McIvor said White City hasn’t consulted with the RM with their annexation plans.
“Why did they decide to do this all behind closed doors? Why did they decide to back-door us with this?” McIvor said. “They dropped it off at our office at (4:55) on that day in May, and then they did an announcement at the Emerald Park breakfast meeting of businesses at eight o’clock, and then had a press conference at 10.”
McIvor said the residents are providing a message that’s loud and clear.
“Our people made it very clear to us after our last four meetings that they’re happy where they are, why break something that’s not broken?” McIvor said. “There’s other options out there; we can stay the status quo and work together, like we’ve worked together in the past. We still want to work together and I believe they want to as well.”
In the last 26 years, White City has attempted to annex at least a portion of the RM eight separate occasions.