Morinville is a town located within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. It is located 34.3 kilometres north of the City of Edmonton along Highway 2. Morinville was settled by Father Morin, an Oblate missionary, who brought many French settlers in the late 1800s, followed by several German pioneers—hence its many French and German families such as Hittinger, Boissonnault, Houle, Labonté, St. Laurent, Bokenfohr, Krauskopf and Meyers; the monument located in the St. Jean Baptiste Park lists the many names of pioneers and settlers to Morinville. Once situated on the street at 100 Avenue and 100 Street, the monument was moved to its present location in 2000, as it was a safety hazard and difficult to enjoy with all the traffic at the intersection; the first post-office opened in 1894. The Roman Catholic Church of the St. Jean Baptiste Parish was built in 1907; the church, along with its adjacent but now inoperative convent Morinville Convent, was declared a historical site in 1975. In 2005, the grounds of the church were landscaped with a clock tower, new grass and shrubs, in celebration of Alberta's 100th anniversary as a province.
Morinville has a long history of successful business ventures as one of the first locations in Western Canada to open a Royal Bank of Canada in 1910 and a credit union in 1940. A series of successful international business ventures include Champion Pet Foods that exports around the world. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Morinville recorded a population of 9,848 living in 3,491 of its 3,611 total private dwellings, a 14.9% change from its 2011 population of 8,569. With a land area of 11.15 km2, it had a population density of 883.2/km2 in 2016. The population of the Town of Morinville according to its 2016 municipal census is 9,893, a 5.2% change from its 2014 municipal census population of 9,402. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Morinville had a population of 8,569 living in 3,078 of its 3,261 total dwellings, a 26.5% change from its 2006 population of 6,775. With a land area of 11.34 km2, it had a population density of 755.6/km2 in 2011. As of 2010, 93% of Morinville's tax base is residential in nature.
One of the town's larger businesses, Champion Pet Foods, employs 50 people. Recreation amenities in Morinville include walking trails, a splash park, a trout pond, a skateboard park, a hockey arena, a curling rink, numerous parks and playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment stations along the trail system and at the splash park among other amenities. Other recreation amenities are available in St. Edmonton to the south. Additional recreation amenities are being considered by the town. One of the amenities being considered is the development of a swimming pool; the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division operates three schools in Morinville – Ecole Notre Dame Elementary, Georges H. Primeau Middle School and Morinville Community High School. Prior to 2011, Morinville held the distinction of having only public Catholic schools, no secular or Protestant schools of any kind; the public Sturgeon School Division, which provided school programming to surrounding Sturgeon County, did not provide school programming in Morinville.
This led to non-Catholic parents starting an advocacy campaign to introduce a secular option for education in Morinville. In response, Sturgeon School Division and the Town of Morinville came to an agreement to provide space for a secular education program for grades 1–4 for the 2011–2012 school year. Further, the Government of Alberta committed to conducting a census in Morinville, Legal, St. Albert, a portion of Sturgeon County to determine the minority faith in the area as a precursor to developing a long-term solution to address the issue of secular education in Morinville. Morinville is served by four local weekly newspapers — The Free Press, Farm'n' Friends, the St. Albert Gazette, The Morinville News. List of towns in Alberta List of communities in Alberta www.morinville.ca
Stony Plain, Alberta
Stony Plain is a town in the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada within Parkland County. It is located west of Edmonton adjacent to the City of Spruce Grove. Stony Plain is known for its many painted murals representing various periods and people throughout the town's history; the town was known as Dog Rump Creek. The name of the town is believed to have come from one of two possible origins; the first is. The second possibility is that Dr. James Hector, a geologist on the Palliser Expedition, noticed boulders scattered across the area; the official name for the settlement was adopted in 1892. Alex McNabb and McPherson were the first homesteaders in the area. Has a humid continental climate It falls into the NRC Plant Hardiness Zone 4a. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Stony Plain recorded a population of 17,189 living in 6,641 of its 6,954 total private dwellings, a 14.2% change from its 2011 population of 15,051. With a land area of 35.72 km2, it had a population density of 481.2/km2 in 2016.
The population of the Town of Stony Plain according to its 2015 municipal census is 16,127, a 13.8% change from its 2008 municipal census population of 14,177. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Stony Plain had a population of 15,051 living in 5,820 of its 6,204 total dwellings, a 21.7% change from its 2006 population of 12,363. With a land area of 35.61 km2, it had a population density of 422.7/km2 in 2011. At its current population, Stony Plain is one of the largest towns 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; the region is dominated by other resource-based industry. Stony Plain is home to many colourful murals that depict important figures and events of local history; the Town held a mural project in 2006 where artists were selected through open competition to paint two murals. The Parkland Potters Guild & Crooked Pot Gallery is located within Stony Plain. Cultural institutions in the town include the Stony Plain Public Library and the Multicultural Heritage Centre.
Stony Plain celebrates Farmers' Days in the first week of June each year, complete with the Farmers' Days Parade, the Kinsmen rodeo, a pancake breakfast and fair grounds. The town plays host to the Great White North Triathlon in the first week of July. In the summer, Stony Plain hosts two major festivals — the Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival, held in early August and is the largest bluegrass event in western Canada, the Cowboy Poetry and Country Music Gathering held in late August. In December, the town sets up a large Christmas tree on Main Street and is lit throughout the Christmas season. To celebrate New Year's Eve, the town holds its Family Fest event at Heritage Park. Family Fest features hot chocolate and fireworks; the Town of Stony Plain jointly owns and operates the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre sports complex located within neighbouring Spruce Grove. The town is home to the Multicultural Heritage Centre, the Pioneer Museum, multiple parks including Shikaoi and Rotary, a skate park, a BMX park and a green path system running through town.
The town is governed by six councillors. Health careStony Plain is home to a 68-bed public hospital. Parkland School Division operates an outreach centre within the town. Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2 operates a school for students in kindergarten through grade 8. There are a variety of small private schools and home schooling organizations. Newspapers covering Stony Plain include the Tri Area News. On the radio 88.1 The One Stony Plain is twinned with Shikaoi, Japan. List of communities in Alberta List of towns in Alberta Official website
Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, surrounded by Alberta's central region; the city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor". The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. In 2016, Edmonton had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area in Canada. Edmonton is North America's northernmost metropolitan area with a population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian. Edmonton's historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities in addition to a series of annexations through 1982, the annexation of 8,260 ha of land from Leduc County and the city of Beaumont on January 1, 2019. Known as the "Gateway to the North", the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.
Edmonton is a cultural and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City", it is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. The earliest known inhabitants arrived in the area, now Edmonton around 3,000 BC and as early as 12,000 BC when an ice-free corridor opened as the last glacial period ended and timber and wildlife became available in the region. In 1754, Anthony Henday, an explorer for the Hudson's Bay Company, may have been the first European to enter the Edmonton area, his expeditions across the Canadian Prairies were to seek contact with the aboriginal population for establishing the fur trade, as the competition was fierce between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company. By 1795, Fort Edmonton was established on the river's north bank as a major trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company; the new fort's name was suggested by John Peter Pruden after Edmonton, the hometown of both the HBC deputy governor Sir James Winter Lake, Pruden.
In 1876, Treaty 6, which includes what is now Edmonton, was signed between the Aboriginal peoples in Canada and Queen Victoria as Queen of Canada, as part of the Numbered Treaties of Canada. The agreement includes the Plains and Woods Cree and other band governments of First Nations at Fort Carlton, Fort Pitt, Battle River; the area covered by the treaty represents most of the central area of the current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway to southern Alberta in 1885 helped the Edmonton economy, the 1891 building of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway resulted in the emergence of a railway townsite on the river's south side, across from Edmonton; the arrival of the CPR and the C&E Railway helped bring settlers and entrepreneurs from eastern Canada, Europe, U. S. and other parts of the world. The Edmonton area's fertile soil and cheap land attracted settlers, further establishing Edmonton as a major regional commercial and agricultural centre; some people participating in the Klondike Gold Rush passed through South Edmonton/Strathcona in 1897.
Strathcona was North America's northernmost railway point, but travel to the Klondike was still difficult for the "Klondikers," and a majority of them took a steamship north to the Yukon from Vancouver, British Columbia. Incorporated as a town in 1892 with a population of 700 and as a city in 1904 with a population of 8,350, Edmonton became the capital of Alberta when the province was formed a year on September 1, 1905. In November 1905, the Canadian Northern Railway arrived in Edmonton. During the early 1900s, Edmonton's rapid growth led to speculation in real estate. In 1912, Edmonton amalgamated with the City of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River. Just before World War I, the boom ended, the city's population declined from more than 72,000 in 1914 to less than 54,000 only two years later. Many impoverished families moved to subsistence farms outside the city, while others fled to greener pastures in other provinces. Recruitment to the army during the war contributed to the drop in population.
Afterwards, the city recovered in population and economy during the 1920s and 1930s and took off again during and after World War II. The Edmonton City Centre Airport opened in 1929. Named Blatchford Field in honour of former mayor Kenny Blatchford, pioneering aviators such as Wilfrid R. "Wop" May and Max Ward used Blatchford Field as a major base for distributing mail and medicine to Northern Canada. World War II saw Edmonton become a major base for the construction of the Alaska Highway and the Northwest Staging Route; the airport was closed in November 2013. In 1892 Edmonton was incorporated as a town; the first mayor was Matthew McCauley, who established the first school board in Edmonton and Board of Trade and a municipal police service. Due to mayor McCauley's good relationship with the federal Liberals this helped Edmonton to maintain political prominence over Strathcona, a rival settlement on the south bank of the North Saskatche
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
The Grey Nuns Community Hospital is an acute care hospital located in the Mill Woods area of south Edmonton, Canada. The Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of services including a 24-hour Emergency Department; the 14-bed tertiary palliative care unit is known for its delivery of teaching practices. The hospital traces its roots to the Grey Nuns of Montreal who sent Sister Emery, Adel Lamy and Alphonse to the Edmonton area in 1859; the Grey Nuns Community Hospital offers a wide range of services. General and Vascular Surgery Intensive and Cardiac Care General Medicine Children's Health Women's Health Diagnostics Mental Health Ambulatory Care
Sturgeon County is a municipal district in Alberta's Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Canada. It begins at the north end of Edmonton, with 97th street turning into Highway 28, it extends east to west to Calahoo. It is located in Division No. 11. The county was incorporated in the current boundaries in 1955, as Municipal District of Sturgeon River No. 90. It first achieved county status in 1961, was subsequently disorganized established as a county again in 1997, it was named for the Sturgeon River. The region was a part of a large ethnic block settlement of French-speaking Albertans. Today the county is less than 5% francophone; the area was first settled in 1879. In the late 19th century, several francophone families settled in Sturgeon County, north of Edmonton. Since 1997, the territory has been designated as Sturgeon County. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Sturgeon County recorded a population of 20,495 living in 6,870 of its 7,337 total private dwellings, a 4.7% change from its 2011 population of 19,578.
With a land area of 2,090.13 km2, it had a population density of 9.8/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, Sturgeon County had a population of 19,578 living in 6,546 of its 6,915 total dwellings, a 5.5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 18,566. With a land area of 2,088.55 km2, it had a population density of 9.4/km2 in 2011. The population of Sturgeon County according to its 2008 municipal census is 19,165. Sturgeon County's Economic Development Department is local organisation who work to promoting a successful business environment; the organisation recognize the benefits. The finality of the group is to help company to navigate municipal programs and processes, provide consultation services and hands-on solutions to assist local actors at every stage of development. St. Peter St. Catherine St. Emerence St. Charles The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Sturgeon County: The following localities are located within Sturgeon County: Localities Other placesBristol Oakes List of communities in Alberta List of municipal districts in Alberta Official website Catholics of West Sturgeon Statistics Canada – Sturgeon County 2016
Not to be confused with Canadian Transportation Agency. Transport Canada is the department within the Government of Canada responsible for developing regulations and services of transportation in Canada, it is part of the Transportation and Communities portfolio. The current Minister of Transport is Marc Garneau. Transport Canada is headquartered in Ontario; the Department of Transport was created in 1935 by the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King in recognition of the changing transportation environment in Canada at the time. It merged three departments: the former Department of Railways and Canals, the Department of Marine and Fisheries, the Civil Aviation Branch of the Department of National Defence under C. D. Howe, who would use the portfolio to rationalize the governance and provision of all forms of transportation, he created Trans-Canada Air Lines. The Department of Transport Act came into force November 2, 1936. Prior to a 1994 federal government reorganization, Transport Canada had a wide range of operational responsibilities including the Canadian Coast Guard, the Saint Lawrence Seaway and seaports, as well as Via Rail and CN Rail.
Significant cuts to Transport Canada at that time resulted in CN Rail being privatized, the coast guard being transferred to Fisheries and Oceans, the seaway and various ports and airports being transferred to local operating authorities. Transport Canada emerged from this process as a department focused on policy and regulation rather than transportation operations. In 2004, Transport Canada introduced non-passenger screening to enhance both airport and civil aviation security. Transport Canada's headquarters are located in Ottawa at Place de Ville, Tower C. Transport Canada has regional headquarters in: Vancouver – Government of Canada Building on Burrard Street and Robson Street Edmonton – Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue NW Winnipeg – Macdonald Building, 344 Edmonton Street Toronto – Government of Canada Building, 4900 Yonge Street Dorval – Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport, 700 Place Leigh-Capreol Moncton – Heritage Building, 95 Foundry Street Minister of Transport Marc GarneauDeputy Minister, Transport Canada Michael KeenanAssociate Deputy Minister, Thao Pham Assistant Deputy Minister and Security, Kevin Brousseau Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Security, Aaron McCrombie Assistant Deputy Minister, Pierre-Marc Mongeau Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Lead, Navigation Protection Act Review, Catherine Higgens Assistant Deputy Minister, Lawrence Hanson Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, André Lapointe Assistant Deputy Minister, Natasha Rascanin Director General, Corporate Secretariat, Tom Oommen Director General and Marketing, Dan Dugas Regional Director General, Atlantic Region, Ann Mowatt Regional Director General, Quebec Region, Albert Deschamps Regional Director General, Ontario Region, Tamara Rudge Regional Director General and Northern Region, Michele Taylor Regional Director General, Pacific Region, Robert Dick Departmental General Counsel, Henry K. Schultz Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, Martin Rubenstein Transport Canada is responsible for enforcing several Canadian legislation, including the Aeronautics Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Canada Transportation Act, Railway Safety Act, Canada Shipping Act, 2001, Marine Transportation Security Act amongst others.
Each inspector with delegated power from the Minister of Transport receives official credentials to exercise their power, as shown on the right. These inspectors are public officers identified within the Criminal Code of Canada; the Motor Vehicle Safety Act was established in 1971 in order to create safety standards for cars in Canada. The department acts as the federal government's funding partner with provincial transport ministries on jointly-funded provincial transportation infrastructure projects for new highways. TC manage a database of traffic collisions in Canada. Transport Canada's role in railways include: railway safety surface and intermodal security strategies for rail travel accessibility safety of federally regulated railway bridges safety and security of international bridges and tunnels Inspecting and testing traffic control signals, grade crossing warning systems rail operating rules regulations and services for safe transport of dangerous goods Canadian Transport Emergency Centre to assist emergency response and handling dangerous goods emergenciesFollowing allegations by shippers of service level deterioration, on April 7, 2008, the federal government of Canada launched a review of railway freight service within the country.
Transport Canada, managing the review, plans to investigate the relationships between Canadian shippers and the rail industry with regards to the two largest railroad companies in the country, Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway. On June 26, 2013, the Fair Rail Freight Service Act became law, a response to the Rail Freight Service Review’s Final Report. Transport Canada is responsible for the waterways inside and surrounding Canada; these responsibilities include: responding and investigating marine accidents within Canadian waters enforcing marine acts and regulations establishing and enforcing marine personnel standards and pilotage Marine Safety Marine Security regulating the operation of marine vessels in Canadian watersAs of 2003 the Office of Boating Safety and the Navigable Waters Protection Program were transferred back to Transport Canada. As was certain regulatory aspects of Emergen
South Cooking Lake
South Cooking Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County. It is located on Highway 14 19 km southeast of Sherwood Park; the Cree and the Sarcee were the first to inhabit the area, and, where the name came from. Cooking Lake was fished commercially until 1926. Large numbers of buffalo, fox, muskrat, deer, wolves and black bears roamed the area. Today it is still possible to see a variety of wildlife and birds throughout the area. There is a day-use park, a great place for family picnics and windsurfing. There is a boat launch, walking trails, picnic sites, waterfowl viewing areas; the community hall has been renovated and is available for rent. As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, South Cooking Lake recorded a population of 241 living in 105 of its 117 total private dwellings, a change of −16.3% from its 2011 population of 288. With a land area of 2.3 km2, it had a population density of 104.8/km2 in 2016. The population of South Cooking Lake according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 302.
As a designated place in the 2011 Census, South Cooking Lake had a population of 288 living in 122 of its 140 total dwellings, a -1.4% change from its 2006 population of 292. With a land area of 2.27 km2, it had a population density of 126.9/km2 in 2011. Edmonton/Cooking Lake Airport serves the community. List of communities in Alberta List of designated places in Alberta List of hamlets in Alberta