Reported By Chris Carr
Posted December 22, 2009 - 5:03pm
It's the kind of population growth that hasn't been seen in Saskatoon since the beginning of the 1950's. Bill Holden is the Senior Planner at City of Saskatoon Community Services Department. He attributes the latest growth spurt to a number of things. But a strong economy, and the resulting job opportunities stand out as the most significant contributing factors.
"The growth that we're seeing since 2006, between 1.5 and 2 percent, we haven't seen that since the impact of the baby boom."
Holden says the rural to urban migration years of the 1970's and 1980's are comparable to what's happening in Saskatoon now. Holden says he's looking forward to seeing whether the trends continue when Statistics Canada releases their latest numbers this summer.