Peace River, Alberta

What is Peace River, Alberta known for?


population growing

base or 58.3% of the town’s total land area is developable and . The existing land base just meets the 30 year requirement of residential development based on the 2006 Peace River Growth study that projected the population growing to 28,200 citizens. If future residential development occurs at higher than current densities and in more land-efficient manner


providing support

and the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation. The Peace River RCMP Detachment includes nine officers, which also includes highway patrol, collision analysis, general investigation services, police dog handling, forensic identification, and radio workshop units, providing support services to the detachment and that of the outlying detachments in Northern Alberta. 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


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


major construction

archive-url http: web.archive.org web 20030108061934 http: www.albertafirst.com profiles statspack 20448.html archive-date 8 January 2003 it is followed in close second by resource extraction, principally forestry, agriculture, oil and gas and their support services. Over the years, Peace River's economy has expanded to include professional services, manufacturing, health social services and construction. Major construction companies in the Town of Peace River include Ruel Bros. Contracting, T.H. Gust Builders Ltd. and Glen Armstrong Construction. LaPrairie Works is based in nearby Grimshaw. Among the larger heating and air conditioning contracting companies located in the Town of Peace River is Peace River Heating (1971) Ltd. Many major Canadian financial institutions now have offices in the Town of Peace River. Horizon Credit Union, a Peace Country credit union, is based out of Peace River and recently completed its new head office building on Main Street Peace River. The Town of Peace River sits in the proximity of Peace River Oil Sands, Alberta's 3rd largest oil sands deposit. In May 2010, Penn West Energy Trust signed a $1.25-billion deal with China Investment Corporation to finance operations in the Peace River oil sands area in anticipation of significantly ramping up its production. As part of the deal, $817 million took 45% stake in the oil sands operations and $435 million took 5% equity stake in the trust itself. In January 2010, Shell (Shell Canada) submitted a regulatory application for an 80,000 barrel-per-day expansion. The Peace River is the largest river in Alberta and yet has the least water allocation licenses. Only 0.2% of provincial water allocations and only 0.3% or 9.1 million cubic metres of all estimated water use in the province are in the Lower Peace Region, implying that less than 1% of the average annual flow is allocated or used. 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


684

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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) and 743 (Alberta Highway 743)

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. 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


international defensive

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


creating rivalry

: www.calverley.ca BRIEFHISTORY.html title A very brief history of the peace river area last1 Clare first1 G The North West Company pushed westward in the late 18th century in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean, creating rivalry with the other major fur-trading company, the Hudson's Bay Company. Timeline *1792: Alexander MacKenzie (Alexander Mackenzie (explorer)) established Fort Fork on the eastern bank of Peace River just south of its confluence with the Smoky River. *1818, the HBC opens the first Fort St. Mary's at the forks of the Peace and the Smoky, it lasted for only one season http: www.geotourismcanada.com documents 580.aspx *1820, the HBC built Fort St. Mary’s III on the west side of the Peace River, directly across from the mouth of the Heart River (Heart River (Alberta)) (in the present day Town of Peace River). This was the third and final relocation of Fort St. Mary’s In 1820 the HBC built Fort St. Mary’s III on the west side of the Peace River, directly across from the mouth of the Heart River (in the present day Town of Peace River). This was the third and final relocation of Fort St. Mary’s *1886: The Anglican Church sets up the first mission on Shaftesbury Trail. *1888: The Roman Catholic Church sets up St. Augustine mission on Shaftesbury Trail. *1898: The North-West Mounted Police make a permanent post at Peace River Crossing. *1909: The townsite of Peace River is first surveyed. *1914: Peace River Landing Settlement is incorporated as the Village of Peace River Crossing on June 2. *1914: Peace River's first hospital, the Irene Cottage Hospital, opens *1910-1916: Railway reaches the area and settlers begin colonizing the valley. *1916: Village of Peace River Crossing is renamed the Village of Peace River on May 22. *1919: Village of Peace River is incorporated (Municipal corporation) as the Town of Peace River on December 1. *1926-1931: The population continues to grow as the Great Depression took hold of Saskatchewan and Southern Alberta Historical sites and architecture thumb right The NAR train station in the Town of Peace River. (Image:NAR Train Station.jpg) The '''Northern Alberta Railway (NAR) station''' was built in 1916 by the Central Canada Railway. It served as a major hub of activity from 1916 to 1956 for passengers. The station was continued for use for freight and the station was closed in 1981. The NAR station suffered a fire in 1986. It was restored back to its former state in 1991, costing nearly $300,000 to complete. It currently houses the Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce and the Tourist Information Centre in Peace River. It is located on 94 Avenue block of 100 Street next to the railway tracks that cross through Peace River. The NAR station was used again as a railway station for first time in about 30 years by passengers when the Alberta Prairie Steam Tours, owners of the passenger cars, sent eight coaches to Peace River in September 2006, thereby enabling riders to travel like the pioneers of the area did in the 1920s. It involved short trips to DMI, a pulp mill 20 kilometres north of the Town of Peace River, and to Grimshaw. The train ride also included on-board entertainment. 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


news coverage

News is based in Grimshaw. Although the Record-Gazette reports mostly on the Town of Peace River, Nampa, St. Isidore and Northern Sunrise County and the Mile Zero News reports mostly on Grimshaw, the M.D. of Peace No. 135 and the County of Northern Lights, there is significant overlap in the news coverage by the two newspapers. The Town of Peace River has two locally based radio stations: CKKX-FM (KIX FM) http: www.kix106.net and CKYL (YL Country), http: www.ylcountry.com both owned by Peace River Broadcasting. CKRP-FM, operating out of Fahler, is a French language community radio station that also serves the Peace River area. Other radio stations available in the area include CIAM-FM, CHFA (AM), CBX (AM), CKUA (CKUA Radio Network) and CFGP-FM. Notable people *Wade Campbell *Jillian Harris *Linden Gaydosh *Kelly Kisio *Ken Lovsin *Chris Osgood *Alex Ritson *Brian Skrudland *Aaron James Sorensen Photo gallery Image:Peaceriver.jpg Peace River in winter Image:Peace River aerial.jpg Aerial view of the Town of Peace River See also *List of communities in Alberta *List of towns in Alberta References 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


summer frequently

BC Hydro archive-url http: web.archive.org web 20110611224344 http: www.bchydro.com about our_system generation our_facilities peace.html archive-date 11 June 2011 BC Hydro operates two hydroelectric dams on the Peace River in British Columbia: the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and Peace Canyon Dam. These dams have significant effect on the Peace River's water levels. Summer frequently features thunderstorms that are preceded with persistent winds and occasionally

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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