Population is just one of many areas of growth for the city, as reported by the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s economic department.
 
Presentations were made by the city’s economic development director, Mark Morrissey, and economic development officer, Mike Erickson at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Wednesday (Dec.6).
 
They expect the city to surpass 30,000 residents by the year 2021.
 
Erickson said the city’s population has increased by 25 per cent within the past five years.
 
“I think our economic department is being very optimistic and that’s currently what they would estimate the population growth to be in Fort Saskatchewan, based on current averages,” stated mayor Gale Katchur.
 
The mayor is confident the city is ready for an expansion.
 
“The city has been anticipating that we’re going to have continued growth, so it’s about looking to the future and insuring that our plans are in place and that we’re always looking at what our infrastructure will be now and into the future,” said Katchur.
 
An example of this would be the future Helmuth Ritter Fire Station.

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