Airdrie is a city in Alberta, Canada within the Calgary Region. It is located north of Calgary within the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Highway 567; the City of Airdrie is part of the Calgary census metropolitan area and a member community of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board. The city is surrounded by Rocky View County. Airdrie was first established as a railway siding in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland. Only railway buildings existed until 1901 when the first farmhouse and barn was built, followed by a post office and store in that same year. Today, Airdrie is a industrial centre. Recent annexation of land by Airdrie to the south, coupled with recent expansion of Calgary's city limits in July 2007, have placed the two cities' boundaries within only a few kilometres of each other. Airdrie is divided into four civic addressing quadrants; as of the 2012 census, the City of Airdrie recognized the following neighbourhoods, not including rural and annexation land.
The population of the City of according to its 2017 municipal census is 64,922, a change of 5.4% from its 2016 municipal census population of 61,581. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the City of Airdrie recorded a population of 61,581 living in 21,661 of its 22,398 total private dwellings, a change of 42.3% from its 2011 population of 43,271. With a land area of 84.57 km2, it had a population density of 728.2/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, the City of Airdrie had a population of 42,564 living in 15,024 of its 15,638 total dwellings, a change of 47.1% from its 2006 population of 28,927. With a land area of 33.1 km2, it had a population density of 1,285.9/km2 in 2011. The 2011 census indicated that Airdrie was ranked as the municipality with the eighth-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011. Following its 2011 annexation, Statistics Canada adjusted Airdrie's 2011 population by an additional 707 people to 43,271. According to 2001 Statistics Canada Census, the religious breakdown of Airdrie's residents was as follows: Protestant: 46.3% Catholic: 22.7% Other Christian: 3.9% Other Non-Christian: 1.58% Muslim:.018% No religion: 24.2% Nose Creek Park hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in the Christmas season.
Other annual festivals include the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. Airdrie's primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Live Theatre. Nose Creek Park Nose Creek Valley Museum Bert Church Live Theatre Iron Horse Park Airdrie Festival of Lights Airdrie Pro Rodeo Airdrie Family Fall Fair Airdrie is the home of several sporting franchises. Major teams include the Knights of Airdrie, a senior men's lacrosse team that plays in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League; as well they have a Jr. B level hockey Team, the Airdrie Thunder, that competes in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League, Team Airdrie, a Jr. C level hockey team. C Hockey League, they are home to the CFR Chemical Bisons, a AAA Midget hockey team, playing out of the AMHL. Airdrie is the home of the Airdrie Irish a SR MENS Semi Pro Alberta Football League; the Irish were play all home games at Airdrie's Genesis Place in summer months. There is a number of competitive junior and amateur sports with the largest being soccer, that call Airdrie home.
Airdrie District Soccer Association has over 2000 children between the ages of 3 and 18 registered to its ever-growing program. With Airdrie being one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, it is home to eight competitive adult soccer teams playing within the Calgary Soccer Associations competition. Airdrie is situated on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which links Edmonton. Highway 567 provides access to Cochrane to Irricana to the east. Airdrie is served by the Airdrie Airport, with the closest major airport being the Calgary International Airport. Airdrie launched the InterCity Express in the fall of 2010, connecting Airdrie and Calgary transit hubs by a two-way express bus service. Local bus service is provided by Airdrie Transit. Rocky View Schools provides public education in Airdrie, operates four high schools in the city: Bert Church High School W. H. Croxford High School George McDougall High School Rocky View Learning ConnectionsCalgary Catholic School District operates three schools in Airdrie: St. Martin de Porres High School Good Shepherd School Our Lady Queen of Peace Private schools in the city include Airdrie Koinonia Christian School.
Due to its proximity to Calgary, Airdrie receives television broadcasts from the city. It at present has no local television broadcasters but has a radio station, Air 106.1 FM. The city has the Airdrie City View and the Airdrie Echo. A community newsletter, Here's the Scoop, is published weekly and delivered door to door as part of a larger flyer package throughout the city. A quarterly magazine, AirdrieLIFE, is available, community internet portals, DiscoverAirdrie.com, TotallyAirdrie.com and Airdrie360.ca. There is a new website for the city's economic development agency at AirdrieNow. Airdrie is in the local delivery area of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun. Airdrie offers a full slate of resident services, with any services not available in the city being obtained nearby Calgary; the city is served by a number of strip-mall developments, including Tower Lane Mall and Yankee Valley Crossing. On the city's s
Rockyview General Hospital
Rockyview General Hospital is a large hospital. It is located in the city of Calgary, Canada, on the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir and is administered by Alberta Health Services and by the Calgary Health Region; the hospital contains over 650 beds and provides medical and surgical services to Calgary and Southern Alberta. The RGH is noted for its comprehensive urology department, is becoming the leader in Canada for urological care, it includes a 24 hours an intensive care unit, as well as day surgery units. It offers a Maternal Newborn Program, mental health and psychiatric services, as well as senior's health and ambulatory care. Additionally, the Lions Eye Bank, a regional centre for recovery of donated eye tissue for corneal transplants, is located at RGH; the building was designed by Culham Pedersen Valentine, built at a cost of $90 million. It had a total surface of 69,952 m2, an additional 23,000 m2 were added in 1995. Further expansion in 2004 added another 100 beds; the hospital underwent expansion and upgrades, with two operating theatres added to the surgical suite, vertical expansion of the Highwood Building.
In addition, the construction included an additional 100 inpatient beds, as well as 3 stories added to the hospital's North Tower, 5 stories to the South side of the hospital. These expansions were completed in 2008; the facility contains 19 clinics: Breast Feeding Bronchoscopy Cast Cystoscopy Enterostomal Therapy Emergency Cast General Ante-partum General Cardiology Hand Home Visit Infectious Disease Medical Geriatric OBS Gyne Ophthalmology Orthopedic Outreach Pacemaker Pain Pre op AssessmentIn addition, ambulatory care include Medicine, Respiratory, GI/GU, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Pulmonary Respiratory Exercise Program, Pacemaker Clinic, Paediatric Clinic, Geriatric Outpatient Consultation and Geriatric Mental Health. Health care in Calgary Health care in Canada List of hospitals in Canada Rockyview General Hospital
Indus/Winters Aire Park Airport
Indus/Winters Aire Park Airport, is located 1 nautical mile southwest of Indus, Canada. List of airports in the Calgary area Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory
Airdrie Aerodrome is a registered aerodrome located 2.6 nautical miles southeast of Airdrie, Canada. The aerodrome was used as the primary relief landing field for No. 3 Service Flying Training School during World War II. No. 3 SFTS was based out of RCAF Station Lincoln Park in Calgary. In 1942 the aerodrome was listed at 51°16′N 113°56′W with a Var. 24 degrees E and elevation of 3650'. The aerodrome was listed with three runways as follows: The Airdrie Regional Airshow was held here every two years. Displays such as the Snowbirds, Viper West and CF-18 Demonstration Team were shown. Due to the opening of runway 17L/35R at Calgary International Airport in 2014, the airshow was relocated to the Calgary/Springbank Airport becoming Wings over Springbank. List of airports in the Calgary area Airdrie Airport - A Brief History Airdrie Flying Club Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory
De Winton, Alberta
De Winton is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31. It is located just south of the City of Calgary and west of Highway 2A. De Winton is located within Census Division No. 6. A variant name is Dewinton; the village has the name of a British army officer. During the Second World War, a Royal Air Force pilot training school was located at the Royal Canadian Air Force air station at De Winton. Temporary buildings were erected to accommodate service personnel. Statistics Canada has not published a population for De Winton. However, Industry Canada shows that De Winton's greater rural area had a total population of 1,835 living in 636 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 132.65 km2, its greater rural area has a population density of 13.8/km2. List of communities in Alberta List of hamlets in Alberta M. D. of Foothills No. 31. Land use map
Okotoks is a town in the Province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated on the Sheep River 18 km south of the City of Calgary; the town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership, a cooperative of municipalities within the Calgary Region. Okotoks has emerged as a bedroom community of Calgary. According to the 2016 Census, the town has a population of 28,881, making it the largest town in Alberta; the town's name is derived from "ohkotok", the Blackfoot First Nation word for "rock". The name may refer to Big Rock, the largest glacial erratic in the Foothills Erratics Train, situated about 7 km west of the town. Before European settlement, journeying First Nations used the rock as a marker to find the river crossing situated at Okotoks; the tribes were nomadic and followed large buffalo herds for their sustenance. David Thompson explored the area as early as 1800. Soon trading posts sprang up, including one established in 1874 at the Sheep River crossing on the current Okotoks townsite; this crossing was on a trade route called the Macleod Trail, which led from Fort Benton, Montana to Calgary.
In 1879, the area saw the killing of the last buffalo. Government leasing of land for one cent per acre began in 1880; this created a major change in the region. The first settlers arrived in 1882. A community grew up around a sawmill, established in 1891, it would grow in size; the last stagecoach stopped in Okotoks in 1891 when rail service between Calgary and Fort Macleod replaced horse-drawn travel. By 1897 the community name had changed three times: from Sheep Creek to Dewdney to Okotoks, assigned by the Canadian Pacific Railway; the rail line is still a main line south to the U. S. border, but the last of the passenger service ended in 1971. In 2007, the energy efficient Drake Landing Solar Community was established in Okotoks. Okotoks has experienced three major flooding events, in 1995, 2005 and 2013; the 2005 event, which affected much of southern Alberta, flooded all lands adjacent to the Sheep River, including the central business district, were at least flooded, with the most serious damage being inflicted to riverside pathways and campgrounds.
Okotoks was affected by the 2013 Alberta floods. Numerous old buildings have been restored, one house was resituated blocks away to avoid destruction by the widening of the highway through the townsite. Effective July 1, 2017 the Government of Alberta approved the annexation of 1,950 hectares of land. Okotoks and the Municipal District of Foothills reached an agreement more than three years after the town first issued its notice of intent to seek more land to accommodate its long-term growth plans. Okotoks will gain a 60-year land supply that will enable the Town to develop housing and other services over the next several decades. Although the Sheep River runs through Okotoks year round, artesian wells near the river supply the town with its water. In September 1998, Okotoks became one of the first communities in Canada to recognize its environmental limits to growth were restricted by the carrying capacity of the local watershed. In concern for the supply of water, the town announced a unique and controversial suggestion of capping its population at 25,000 residents.
In an interview on The Current, Mayor Bill McAlpine stated that this objective may be politically difficult due to the surrounding region. Neighbourhoods of Okotoks are: In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Okotoks recorded a population of 28,881 living in 9,667 of its 9,840 total private dwellings, a 17.8% change from its 2011 population of 24,511. With a land area of 19.63 km2, it had a population density of 1,471.3/km2 in 2016. The population of the Town of Okotoks according to its 2015 municipal census is 28,016, a 2.5% change from its 2014 municipal census population of 27,331. At its current population, Okotoks is the largest town in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Okotoks had a population of 24,511 living in 8,423 of its 8,704 total dwellings, a 42.9% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 17,150.
With a land area of 19.24 km2, it had a population density of 1,274.0/km2 in 2011. The 2011 census indicated that Okotoks was ranked as the municipality with the tenth-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011. 3% of Okotoks residents identified themselves as aboriginal at the time of the 2006 census. About 93% of residents identified English as their first language while 1.4% identified French and 1.0% identified German as their first language learned. The next most common languages were Spanish, Chinese and Slovak; the sawmill, established by John Lineham along the Sheep River in 1891 operated for 25 years and was a major part of the local economy. At one time it employed 135 people; the growth of the Canadian Pacific Railway created a demand for railway ties and the mill helped meet that demand. Logs were brought down from the west via the Sheep River; the mill has long since disappeared but one building still stands. It housed an award-winning dairy from the 1920s to the 1940s, it houses a law office and restaurant.
In May 2015 the Old Creamery was damaged following a suspected arson attack. On 15 June 2015 the Town Council voted to demolish the building. In 1900, just west of Okotoks, four brick-making plants were opened. Many of the first brick buildings in Okotoks (of which a number
Peter Lougheed Centre
Peter Lougheed Centre is a 506,000 square foot hospital in Calgary, Canada. It is under the auspices of Alberta Health Services the Calgary Health Region, providing medical and surgical services to Calgary but Southern Alberta; the PLC has a 24 hours emergency department, an intensive care unit, Level IV trauma centre and offers ambulatory care. It was named after Peter Lougheed, who served as premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985; the hospital opened in 1988 with 500 beds, today contains over 600 beds. The new East Wing was completed in 2008 and includes 140 inpatient beds, as well as a new intensive care and coronary care unit, it was designed with a new roof-top helipad for emergency services. There are 34 clinics served at the PLC: Adult Congenital Heart Amputee Asthma/Lung Health Behavioral Development Breast Feeding Bronchoscopy Cardiology Cast Cystoscopy Diabetes in Pregnancy Emergency Cast Enterostomal Therapy Family Day Medicine Fetal Assessment General Surgery Geriatric Assessment Gerontology Hand Plastics Hematology/Oncology Home Parenteral Therapy Program Minor Surgery Neurology Obstetrical Assessment Outpatient Carbogen Pacemaker Pediatric and Adult Pre op Assessment Private Pediatric Psychiatric Day Psychiatric Emergency Psychiatric Forensic Assess Psychiatric Outpatient Services Rheumatology Tracheostomy Urgent ReferralIn addition, ambulatory care includes Cardiac Diagnostics, Respiratory, GI, [Neurodiagnostics and Gynecology Outpatient services.
Peter Lougheed Centre has four parking lots with payment options including passes: monthly, daily or half-hour with some discounts for seniors, etc. with authorization forms. Some parking lots/stalls are designated for people with disabilities only. Health Care in Calgary Health care in Canada List of hospitals in Canada Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta Peter Lougheed Centre