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Feb. 15,1978: Hard lessons in community development being learned in Mill Woods

Mirroring a frequent problem in Edmonton's modern developments, the first residents of the southeastern Edmonton neighbourhood felt that schools and other promised amenities were not developed quickly enough to satisfy their needs.
Forty years ago, residents in Mill Woods were wrestling with many of the same growing pains new Edmonton suburbs face today, as promised schools and other amenities could not keep up with community demands. 2:37

When the planned Edmonton community of Mill Woods was just starting to become populated forty years ago, some residents felt promised services, that were a part of the initial plan, never came to light.

Mirroring a frequent problem in Edmonton's modern developments, the first residents of the southeastern Edmonton neighbourhood felt that schools and other promised amenities were not developed quickly enough to satisfy their needs.

​In this excerpt from a 1978 news special called "The Fine Tuning," the CBC's Bill Laing shows some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in this new style of community development.

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