The Village of Delia is expecting to build more commercial and residential buildings this summer.

"Delia is actually looking like we are really going to have an explosive year," CAO Mark Nikota of Delia explained, "We've sold a bunch of lots, a commercial lot and a few residential lots. We're going to have a good summer of building and getting some new people in the village. Things are looking up."

The population of Deila sits at roughly 200 people; it was formerly known as the Village of Highland in 1914-1915.

"Just looking to hopefully increase, but at least maintain our population and our services and be a destination for people to come," further explained Nikota.

One of the more plosive things that can happen for any small community in Alberta, is increasing in size. A larger population means more money for the village.

"There's two ways to increase your tax revenue and that's either to increase your rates, which hurts everybody, or increase your development, which increases your assessment and that spreads out the burden to everyone else," outlined Nikota. "So, that's the better way to do it and that's what we're trying to do."

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