Concerns are being raised over plans to move the Camrose Casino to the south side of Edmonton.
Not only do some people feel blindsided by the proposal and application with little time to dispute it, but there are also worries that local charities will lose millions.
It’s an empty field now along 420 Parsons Road, but there are plans in place to turn the lot between South Edmonton Common and Ellerslie Road into a 16,000-square-foot casino with a 120-room hotel – and that plan is raising some alarm bells.
Neil Richards has lived in the nearby Summerside neighbourhood for 20 years. He worries about what a casino will mean for traffic on the narrow, two-lane Parsons Road, which is already quite busy each day with commuter volume.