Peace River, Alberta

What is Peace River, Alberta known for?


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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. History After the last glacial ice sheets melted from the northern parts of the Canadian


low year

(Köppen climate classification ''Dfb'' (Humid continental climate#Dfb.2FDwb: Warm summer subtype)) with low year-round precipitation. Its dry climate, which results in reduced humidity, causes the summer heat and winter cold feel less severe than in places with higher humidity. Moisture coming with Pacific Ocean air is lost over the mountain ranges as precipitation before moving into the area, while air from the Arctic flows uninterrupted into the region. Due to cold air drainage


development efforts

applied for a licence to build a new nuclear plant at Lac Cardinal (30 km west of the town of Peace River, Alberta), two ACR-1000 reactors going online in 2017 producing 2.2 gigawatt (electric). "Company begins process to build Alberta's 1st nuclear plant", CBC News, 28 August 2007 However, a 2007 parliamentary review suggested placing the development efforts on hold. http


development lead

to the topographic constraints of the valley as well as the need to protect the natural areas and agricultural lands, the town is committed to optimize the existing developable land base as indicated in the 2010 Municipal Development Plan. Not only does higher density development lead to efficient use of available land and of existing infrastructure, but it also supports public transit. Downtown revitalization Image:PR Foot Bridge.jpg thumb right A foot bridge connecting the Riverfront


videos books

publisher Canoe Sun Media date June 6, 2013 accessdate April 21, 2013 Libraries As a member of The Regional Automated Consortium (TRAC), the Peace River Public Library provides patrons with access to over 2.9 million holdings throughout Alberta. In addition to books, videos, books on tape or CD, music CDs, several daily newspapers and reference material and information about Peace River, the http


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


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. The Peace Country Fish & Game Association (PCFGA) owns and manages a 500 metre rifle range, with backstops at 400 metre, 300 metre, 200 metre, 150 metre and 100 metre as well a shotgun range with 2 clay pigeon shooting launchers and a small arms pistol range. ABOUT PCFGA Peace Country Fish & Game Association The gun range has a clubhouse that was built during the 2004 Alberta Winter Games in Peace River. PCFGA hosts a variety of both


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


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


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

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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