Peace River, Alberta

What is Peace River, Alberta known for?


heavy oil

similarities with actual tar, "Oil sands or tar sands? The oil sands contain a type of heavy oil called bitumen – oil similar in consistency to tar but chemically very different. Tar is a man-made substance produced from organic material, usually coal." are large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, located


large energy

It is for this reason that large energy projects are being considered in the region. In March 2008, Bruce Power made an application with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to build a 4 GW nuclear power plant in the area 30 kilometres west of the Town of Peace River around Lac Cardinal (Cardinal Lake). After a detailed review of that site and other potential sites, Bruce Power Alberta, a subsidiary of Bruce Power announced that it has selected a different site approximately 30 kilometres north of the Town of Peace River. As of December 12, 2011 Bruce Power announced that it would no longer proceed with a nuclear power option in Alberta stating that: “We’ve decided the new nuclear option in Alberta is not something our company will be progressing further.” birth_place Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) career_start 1985 DATE OF BIRTH July 31, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


including international

competitive and recreational events throughout summer including International Defensive Pistol Association and Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette. Summer recreational activities include boating, tubing, hiking, biking, roller blading, quading and photography. In the winter, tobogganing on the valley hills, snowmobiling, and both downhill and cross-country skiing are favourite activities at Misery Mountain, and nearby trails and parks. There is drop-in basketball at the Al Boomer


studies local

for students with the incentive to progress to higher levels. It is organized by the North Peace Performing Arts Festival Association whose goal is to assist young performers in their pursuit of excellence North Peace Performing Arts Festival Students gain an appreciation and knowledge from formal adjudications and receive encouragement to continue their studies. Local photographer and voice lesson instructor Sharon Krushel also puts on a musical concert every August featuring her students, who are mostly elementary and high school students at the St. James Anglican Cathedral. birth_place Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) career_start 1985 DATE OF BIRTH July 31, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


commercial light

as well as high density residential development. *Opening the south end of Main Street to the Heart River with a ramp up the earthen dyke (Dyke (construction)) and landscaping as well as the addition of an open air public art gallery to act as a counterpoint to the traffic circle on the north end of it. *Opening up the west end of 96 Avenue to the river with terraced ramps and landscaping. A commercial light industrial entity currently occupies parcel of land at the west end of 96 Ave


studies show

population density and dispersed development that results in a pattern of travel that is less focused on the downtown and hence more difficult to serve by transit. Studies show that for every 1% increase in residential density, there is a 0.22% rise in transit ridership. birth_place Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) career_start 1985 DATE OF BIRTH July 31, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


power made

It is for this reason that large energy projects are being considered in the region. In March 2008, Bruce Power made an application with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to build a 4 GW nuclear power plant in the area 30 kilometres west of the Town of Peace River around Lac Cardinal (Cardinal Lake). After a detailed review of that site and other potential sites, Bruce Power Alberta, a subsidiary


arts performance

and hotels. The Riverfront District borders the Peace River and River Road between 94 Avenue to the north and 102 Avenue to the south adjacent to the Heart River bridge. It is home to restaurants, an enclosed shopping mall, an arts performance hall, a mini-golf facility, hotels, a museum, a convention centre, apartments, parks, trails and a boat launch. The Mixed Commercial Residential District makes the rest of the Downtown and consists of a mixture of low density and high density housing, government offices, professional and commercial offices, recreational facilities, hotels, bars, retail stores and restaurants. Outside of Downtown core, the South End is the oldest neighbourhood in the town. It is located immediately south of the Downtown core, across the Heart River bridge, and west of Judah Hill. It is developed in a long and somewhat linear form parallel to the Peace River. The South End consists of mostly older single detached homes, a relatively small number of duplexes and apartments and various seniors' residences including a large seniors' apartment lodge immediately across the Heart River bridge on 103 Avenue, which is managed by the North Peace Housing Foundation. The South End stretches a far as 118 Avenue block after which the bank slopes become too unstable and has resulted in slides in past. The North End is located north of the Highway 2 and west of Kauffman Hill, and is also developed in a linear form parallel to the Peace River. The North End is actually two neighbourhoods: Springfield and Norglen, which are seamlessly connected. The town's schools and most of its recreational facilities are located in the North End. In addition to single detached housing, the North End consists of the majority of the town's high density housing. The North End has a boat launch. Bewley Island, a sizable Crown owned island on the Peace River is also located on the North End of town. 300px right thumb Peace River neighbourhoods: South End on the front left while Upper West Peace is at the foot of Misery mountain. Lower West Peace almost at river level. (File:Peace River neighbourhoods.jpg) West Peace lies southeast of the old Highway 2 alignment on the west shore of the Peace River. It includes two sub-neighbourhoods - Upper and Lower West Peace - that are divided by Shaftesbury Trail (Highway 684). Upper West Peace is on the west side of Highway 684 to the foot of the Misery Mountain Ski Hill. Lower West Peace is on the east side of Highway 684 and abuts Sisson Island, an 83 Acre privately owned island on the Peace River. Both Upper and Lower West Peace are predominantly developed with low density housing with some interspersed medium density housing. Lower West Peace features a boat launch. The Pines neighbourhood is located north of Upper and Lower West Peace, generally between the old and current Highway 2 alignments and more specifically across 100 Avenue from the Lions Camp Site. It was named for the numerous pine trees that grew in the area. The pine trees have since been chopped down after being ravaged by pine beetles. The Pines is single detached housing neighbourhood. Rosedale is located to the south of Lower West Peace between Highway 684 and the Peace River. It consists of single detached housing with relatively larger lots on un-paved roads. Shaftesbury Estates is further south of Rosedale separated by a short strip of undeveloped land and St. Germaine Creek along Highway 684 and abutting the Peace River. It is the town's most rapidly growing neighbourhood and consists of single detached housing. Saddleback Ridge, or Saddleback, is atop the West Hill immediately behind Misery Mountain and south of Highway 2 behind an industrial area. Rolling Hills neighbourhood is often considered to be part of Saddleback, although it is separate neighbourhood of single detached housing with some duplexes and row housing. Saddleback consists mostly of single detached housing, and after a bylaw amendment allowed medium density housing and not high density residential. 350px thumb left Saddleback Ridge neighbourhood at the foot of Misery Mountain (File:Peace River Saddleback Ridge Estates.jpg) Westbrook Estates is approximately 1 kilometre south of Saddleback, west of 80 Street separated by a stretch of undeveloped wilderness with trails through which St. Germain Creek and one of its tributaries cut while flowing to the Peace River. It is flanked by Misery Mountain to the east and Brick Hill on the west side. It consists single detached housing on acreages and lacking in town sewer and potable piped water services. West Hill Commercial District extends from 80 Street to 73 Street on either side of Highway 2. The District encompasses Freson Centre which is home to most of the big-box stores in Peace River, a veterinary clinic, hotels, coffee shops, fast food restaurants, car and holiday trailers dealerships and the Northern Lakes College Peace River Campus. The Peace River Community Health Centre is also located in the District, on 68 Street and south of Highway 2. There are three trailer parks in the Town of Peace River: Cheviot Heights Trailer Park behind Freson Center on West Hill, Terrace Trailer Park adjacent to Bridgeview Industrial Park just across the bridge on the west side of the Peace River and Coolsprings Mobile Home Park at the foot of Kauffman Hill just outside the downtown. Area structure plans containing new residential neighbourhoods were adopted in 2009 and 2010, including St. Germaine Creek on a recently annexed land northwest of the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 743, and Citadel Park on land west of Highway 684 between the Pines and Upper West Peace. Future residential development is also planned in Westview on the lands adjacent to the Peace River Community Health Centre. Demographics birth_place Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) career_start 1985 DATE OF BIRTH July 31, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


development opening

as well as high density residential development. *Opening the south end of Main Street to the Heart River with a ramp up the earthen dyke (Dyke (construction)) and landscaping as well as the addition of an open air public art gallery to act as a counterpoint to the traffic circle on the north end of it. *Opening up the west end of 96 Avenue to the river with terraced ramps and landscaping. A commercial light industrial entity currently occupies parcel of land at the west end of 96 Ave


service online

web url http: www.nnsl.com ops rail.html title Rail service to Hay River date August 2003 work Northern News Service Online accessdate 2009-01-15 archivedate 2009-01-15 archiveurl http: www.webcitation.org 5dr5BGLFF RailLink Canada consolidated these lines under the name Mackenzie Northern Railway. birth_date birth_place Peace River (Peace River, Alberta), AB (Alberta), CAN (Canada) draft Undrafted '''Kelvin Wade Kisio

Peace River, Alberta

'''Peace River''', originally named '''Peace River Crossing''', and known as '''Rivière-la-Paix''' in French, ''Les francophones de Rivière-la-Paix, Radio-Canada is a town in northwestern Alberta (Northern Alberta), Canada, situated along the banks of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)), at its confluence with the Smoky River, the Heart River (Heart River (Alberta)) and Pat's Creek (Pat's Creek (Alberta)). It is located

The Peace River townsite is nearly below the relatively flat terrain surrounding it. Pat's Creek used to be an open channel though the town but is now a channeled though a culvert under the town streets, re-emerging at the mouth on the Peace River at the Riverfront Park.

The population in the Town of Peace River was 6,729 in 2011, a 6.6% increase over its 2006 population. There are significant nodal settlements and subdivisions in the vicinity of the town on acreages along Highway 2 to the west, Highways 684 (Alberta Highway 684) (Shaftesbury Trail) as well as the southwest portion of Northern Sunrise County. Regionally, there are various First Nation communities to the northeast, French-Canadian farming communities to the south and to the east, and Mennonite and Hutterite German-Canadian farming communities to the north and northwest of the town.

Peace River was the site of the 2004 Alberta Winter Games. In 2010, Peace River, in conjunction with Grimshaw and surrounding municipalities, jointly hosted the 2010 Alberta Summer Games. These Games are held every two years and are Alberta's largest sporting event.

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