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County of Barrhead
The County of Barrhead is the centre of one of Alberta’s richest agriculture areas, located approximately 100 km northwest of Edmonton. Agriculture remains the mainstay of the local economy, and the business community includes a number of new, value-added processors. Other economic bases include forestry, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail services.
The County of Barrhead includes the Town of Barrhead and the Hamlets of Neerlandia, Manola, Thunder Lake and Campsie, and serves a trading area of more than 20,000 people.
The County of Barrhead offers a terrific array of recreational opportunities, with beautiful lakes, scenic byways and special events that attract visitors to the Barrhead area from around the world. Facilities include one of the province’s best golf courses, a busy ice arena, a bowling alley, numerous ball diamonds, an indoor swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor rodeo facilities.
Barrhead, AB T7N 1N5
T: (780) 674-3331
F: (780) 674-2777
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Lac Ste. Anne County
Located a quick northwest hop, skip and jump from greater Edmonton, Lac Ste. Anne County provides a phenomenal area to work, live and play! The county offers over 3,000 square kilometers of diverse business, unique and mainstream tourism destinations, and a quality of life that encourages family values and rural lifestyles.
A wide range of recreational facilities are available in the County. Some of the facilities include ice arenas, golf courses, riding arenas, baseball diamonds, creative playgrounds, cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, just to name a few. You will also find many lakes and rivers suitable for fishing, swimming, boating and great for camping!
Volunteers and community involvement are two areas that go hand in hand within Lac Ste. Anne County. There are various community groups for all ages and interests. These groups include 4-H, Brownies/Girl Guides, Cubs/Boy Scouts, Lion’s Clubs, Elks and Royal Purple Clubs, Agricultural Societies, Volunteer Fire Departments, T.O.P’s Clubs and Snowmobile Clubs.
Alberta Beach, Darwell and Rich Valley are just a few of the more notable communities which hold local summer fairs. There is fun for all with horticultural, crafts, baking, cooking and showing of animals. Sangudo is well known for its action at the Stock Car Races while the Crash Up Derbies hold the excitement in Mayerthorpe. Alberta Beach hosts fishing derbies and ball tournaments during the summer and snowmobile rallies during the winter.
4928 Langston Street
Box 219 Sangudo, Alberta
F: (780) 785-2359
Visit the website: Lac Ste Anne County
Town of Mayerthorpe
This bustling little town boasts various recreation and cultural facilities in Mayerthorpe and surrounding area: public library, arena, curling rink, outdoor swimming pool, sports grounds, golf course with grass greens, Diamond Centre (accommodation up to 400 people), ball diamond, parks, skateboard park, Senior’s Friendship Center, BMX bike natural dirt track, and Teen Center. Within easy access are several good recreation areas, including the Paddle River Dam, Lessard Lake, and Dolberg Lake which offer excellent fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, sail boarding and sailing.
Mayerthorpe, a thriving rural community of 1474, is located 130 km. Northwest of Edmonton at the junction of Highways #43 and #22. The Town of Mayerthorpe is the northern link on Alberta’s 700 km Cowboy Trail.
4911 Denny Hay Drive (52 Street)
Phone: (780) 786-2416
Fax: (780) 786-4590
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Town of Swan Hills
The Town of Swan Hills was incorporated in 1967 as Canada’s first Centennial Municipality, approximately 10 years after oil deposits were first discovered in the region. Businesses in the town site serve the area’s strong, resource-based economy, and residents enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits that make Swan Hills “Alberta’s Wilderness Playground”.
The Swan Hills area has nearly 2,000 oil and gas wells yielding a total of 260,000 barrels of oil and 250 million cubic feet of gas daily. The world class Swan Hills Special Waste Treatment Center is North America’s first (and Canada’s only) fully integrated special waste treatement facility.
Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0
T: (780) 333-4477
F: (780) 333-4547
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Town of Westlock
The Town of Westlock is a thriving community at the crossroads of two busy highways in north central Alberta, with a strong agricultural base and several small industries, including a busy retail and service sector.
Westlock has extensive sports and recreation programs for people of all ages. The spacious and modern Westlock Recreation Center is a well-used facility housing a zero-depth pool with slide, a hot tub, racquetball courts, a weight room, and an exercise room. Outdoor sports facilities including ball diamonds, tennis courts, a race track and horseshoe pits are grouped in one area alongside a municipal campground, curling rink and arena, facilitating various family activities in the vicinity.
Cultural programs such as live theatre (featuring both local talent and professional actors), a live music series, and various art classes and shows are well attended and enjoyed by the citizens of the Town and surrounding area.
With a variety of employment opportunities, top quality education and health care services, and a high quality of life, residents continue to recognize Westlock as the place to raise a family for generations.
See Westlock’s “Your Town” video (part of a series broadcast the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm during the News Hour on Global Edmonton).
10003 – 106 Street
Westlock, AB T7P 2K3
T: (780) 349-4444
F: (780) 349-4436
Toll Free: 1-866-349-4445
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Village of Clyde
Clyde was incorporated as a municipality in 1914. The village’s early history was linked with the fur trade because of its proximity to the famous Athabasca Landing Trail, an historic trail extending between Edmonton and Athabasca.
Today, Clyde offers residents a friendly, low-cost community with easy access to amenities in nearby Westlock and the City of Edmonton.
Although most of the retail businesses, professional and protective services that service the Village are located ten minutes west in the Town of Westlock, Clyde has evolved into a healthy bedroom community. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Village office for more information about real estate opportunities in Clyde.
Clyde, AB T0G 0P0
T: (780) 348-5356
F: (780) 348-5699
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Woodlands County is a diversified district of agriculture, oil and gas, and forestry activities located 1.5 hours northwest of Edmonton. The County incorporates approximately 7500 square km of land and a rural population of over 4000. The County is home to the geographical Center of Alberta, The Town of Whitecourt, and the Hamlets of Blue Ridge, Goose Lake and Fort Assiniboine.
See Fort Assiniboine’s “Your Town” video (part of a series broadcast the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm during the News Hour on Global Edmonton).
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N3
T: (780) 778-8400
F: (780) 778-8402
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