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					                  STRATHMORE, ALBERTA
                        July 2006

POPULATION:                                         10,336

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR CENTRES:                        40 km. East of Calgary
                                                    289 km. from U.S. Border

CONNECTING HIGHWAYS:                                #1, #9, #21, #24

MAJOR ECONOMIC BASE:                                Oil, Natural Gas, Agriculture
                                                    & Manufacturing


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS

Dwight Stanford, Town Manager

Town of Strathmore
680 Westchester Road
Strathmore, Alberta
T1P 1J1

Telephone:   934-3133
Fax:         934-4713
E-mail:      dwights@strathmore.ca
Home Page:   www.strathmore.ca


LOCATIONS

Elevation:                      982m, 3,192 feet (Strathmore)
                                1,048m, 3,440 feet (Calgary - Central Park)

Latitude/Longitude :            51° 3’/ 113° 23’
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CLIMATE

Temperature

      Seasonal Averages:      January         -       -13.8°C     7.2°F
                              April           -         3.2°C    37.8°F
                              July            -        16.6°C    61.9°F
                              October         -         5.2°C    41.4°F

      Annual Precipitation:   45mm            17.69 inches
                     Rain:    28mm            11.12 inches
                     Snow:    138mm           54.23 inches

      Frost Free Days:        110 days
      Hours Sunshine/Year:    2,314 hours
      Prevailing Winds:       N.W.


POPULATION

              Strathmore                      Wheatland County

1976             1,560                        4,944
1981             2,990                        5,513
1986             3,540                        5,407
1990             3,746                        5,409
1991             4,185                        5,779
1992             4,408                        5,779
1993             4,603                        5,779
1994             4,880                        5,779
1995             5,088                        5,779
1996             5,273                        5,779
1997             5,471                        6,714
1998             6,045                        6,714
1999             6,794                        6,714
2000             7,165                        7,240
2001              7,455                               7,889
2002             8,022                        7,889
2003              8,640                               7,889
2004              9,115                               7,889
2005              9,653                               7,889
2006             10,336                               7,889
Trading Area -   24,000
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CHARACTERISTICS

Population/Land                                              Strathmore

Population, 1990:                                            3,746
Population 2005:                                             9,653
Population 2006:                                             10,336

Population percentage change from 2005 – 2006:               7.08%

Population Characteristics

Total Population by sex & age                10,336

          0-5   6-11      12-17   18-19   20-24    25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   65-69   70-79      80-100
Males     435       482   524     155     335       745    843     711     447     156      229        125
Females   443       442   496     125     271       683    867     693     478     182      268        201
          878       924   1020    280     606       1428   1710    1404    925     338      497        326




LABOUR FORCE

Unemployment Rate (Economic Region 820 – December 2005)                     4.5%   (Calgary Region)


Average Family Income in Strathmore (2001 Federal Census)                   $59,705

Average Household Income in Strathmore (2001 Federal Census) $54,447
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TRANSPORTATION

Truck Transport                           Keeling’s Transport
                                          Gray’s Limited
                                          W. Baird Enterprises
Air Services

Nearest Commercial Services               Calgary International Airport (52 Km.)

Nearest Air Freight Facilities            Calgary International Airport (52 Km.)

Bus Services

Inter-Community                           Greyhound - Regularly Scheduled
Commuter Bus                              Cardinal Bus Service – Daily to Calgary

Vehicle Counts

       Trans Canada Highway (2003):
       1 Mile east of Highway 24 intersection - Yearly Average – 14,106/day



UTILITIES

Contact the following for services, rates & details:

Electrical Power:

EPCOR
Calgary, Alberta
Phone: 310-4300

Natural Gas:

ATCO Gas Company Limited                          Direct Energy (Billing)
129 – 3 Avenue                                    Phone: 1-866-420-3174
Strathmore, Alberta
Phone: 245-7888
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Telephone:

      Telus
      Calgary, Alberta
      Phone: 310-1000

Water & Sewer:

      Billing:                                 Service:
      Town of Strathmore                       EPCOR Water Services
      680 Westchester Road                     35A Spruce Park Drive
      Strathmore, Alberta                      Strathmore, Alberta
      Phone: 934-3133                          Phone: 934-9440

Water Supply:

Source of Water                                Irrigation (from the Bow River
                                               via W.I.D. Canal)

Reservoir Capacity (Raw Water)                 220 million gallons

Reservoir Capacity (Potable Water)             1.7 million gallons

Pumping Capacity                               114,000 gallons/hour

Average Line Pressure                          40 - 60 PSI

Average Daily Summer Consumption               800,000 gallons/day of potable water

Irrigation water is available in some areas of Town during the summer.

Water Restrictions                             Contact the Town Office

Water Analysis:
                                        Town’s Water Recommended
                                               Aug., 2005  Standard

Ph                                                7.5            6.5 - 8.5
TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)                      236            500 max.
T (Hardness)                                      158            200 max.
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Sewage

Type of Treatment:                     New Tertiary Wastewater Treatment Plant
                                       Spray Effluent Irrigation

Provision for Disposal of Chemicals:   Year-Round Toxic Waste Services at
                                       Strathmore Recycle Facility


OTHER MUNICIPAL SERVICES

Garbage - Local Contractor Available

Method/Frequency of Collection

Industrial                By Contract Agreement
Commercial                By Contract Agreement
Residential               By Contract Agreement - Weekly Pickup (Huxted Waste
                          Disposal)
Heavy Item                Five times per year (Huxted Waste Disposal)

Solid Waste Disposal Site In Calgary

Recycling                 Strathmore Recycle Facility

Fire Protection           30 Volunteers & a Full-Time Fire Chief

Police Protection         20 R.C.M.P. Members - Municipal, Rural & Highway Patrol
                          2 Special Constables - Town of Strathmore


MILL RATE & ASSESSMENT

Mill Rates (Year)                             2005                  2006

              Industrial/Commercial           14.835               13.077
              Residential                     13.208               11.828

Latest Total Assessment                       $892,460,150   $909,060,660

In January 1996 the Town went to 100% of market value for assessment purposes.
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REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

Aztec Real Estate Inc. - Keith Garrioch - Phone 934-5533 - Fax 934-6278

Century 21 Professionals - Phone - 901-2121 Fax - 901-2131

CIR Realtors – Jens Lehmann – Email: jlehmann@cirrealtors.com 901-2000

Gold Key Realty Inc. - Kingsley Marshall - Phone 934-3200 - Fax 934-2274

Maxwell – Leo Helfrich - Phone 934-2001 – Fax – 934-2999

Remax - Diana Zaytsoff - Phone 934-3900 - Fax - 934-4800




INDUSTRIAL LOTS & LAND


Canal Crossing

Parcels ½ acre and larger (Highway Commercial & Industrial)
Contact: Claude Gauvin – 934-2959



BUILDING PERMITS

                    2001          2002                2003          2004          2005
Residential          222           288                 237           236           298
Commercial           15            10                  17            16            15
Industrial            6             6                   5             10            3
Institutional         9             7                   6             3             7
Total                252           311                 265           265           324
Total            $27,616,240   $34,695,839         $38,263,321   $30,352,730   $43,217,739
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HOUSING

RESIDENTIAL LOTS – AVAILABILITY - Ample Supply - $50,000 - $80,000
                                  (50 foot minimum width)

Single Detached Homes ...............................………….. Reasonable Supply
Mobile Home Lots ....................................………….…. Reasonable Supply
3 - Bedroom, 1100 Sq. Ft. Bungalow (no garage)......... (Pre-owned) Sample
Average Cost ...................................……. $160,000
Average Taxes ............................……….. $2,045

Rental Accommodation

Average: Bachelor Suite ....................….. $494/month
         One Bedroom ......................… $534/month
         Two Bedroom .....................… $688/month
         Three Bedroom ...................… $750/month
         Newer Duplexes ...................… $800-$950/month
         Newer Homes ......................… $900-$1,300/month


HEALTH SERVICES

Hospital ……………………………….                        1         Optometrists ……………………           2
(20 Bed Active Care & 22 Bed Extended Care)             Paramedic Ambulance Services   1
Chiropractic Clinics ………………….                 6         Pharmacies ………………………            5
Dental Clinics …………………………                     4         Physicians ………………………..         11
Health Unit ……………………………                       1         Senior Citizens Lodges …………     2
Medical Clinics ……………………….                    2

EDUCATION

       Day Care/Nursery ………………………………………….                               1
       Strathmore & District Playschool …………………………                      1
       Montessori Preschool ………………………………………                             1
       Elementary (Westmount, Brentwood & Wheatland) …..                3
       Junior High (Crowther Memorial) ……………………….                       1
       High School (Strathmore High) …………………………..                       1
       Separate School (Sacred Heart Academy - Elementary)              1
       Separate School (Holy Cross Collegiate – Junior/Senior)          1
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       Bible College (Covenant Bible College) …………………..          1
       Store Front School ………………………………………….                      1
       Wheatland Further Education …………………………….                  1
       Golden Hills Virtual School ……………………………….                 1



FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

      Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
      Chinook Credit Union
      Alberta Treasury Branch
      Royal Bank of Canada
      Banking Machines - Royal Bank, Husky Gas Station, IGA, C.I.B.C., Treasury
      Branch, Chinook Credit Union, Mohawk Station, Strathmore Liquor Store,
      Crystal Ridge Convenience Store, Strathmore Station Restaurant & Leroy’s Gas
      Station


COMMUNICATIONS

      Newspapers                  Strathmore Standard, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun
      Television Channels         Calgary - CFCN, CFAC
      Cable                       Shaw Cable
      Radio                       Q91 - Drumheller, 66CFR, QR77


TOURIST ACCOMMODATION

Hotels/Motels                     No. of Units

Leroy’s Motel                          42
Strathmore Hotel                       15
Econo Lodge                            41
Best Western                           81
Super 8 Motel                          50
Travelodge                             121

Meeting Facilities (Some have banquet facilities)

Schools
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Strathmore Civic Centre
Strathmore Curling Rink
Strathmore Family Centre
Econo Lodge
Travelodge

Parks & Campgrounds - See Alberta Accommodations Guide for Details

Kinsmen Park - Fishing & Canoeing

Recreational Facilities

Indoor Aquatic Centre                   Hiking Area
Baseball Diamonds (8)                   Strathmore Golf Course (18 holes)
Rodeo Grounds                           Driving Range
Camp Grounds                            Horseshoe Pits
Tennis Courts                           Senior’s Drop In Centre
Bike Path                               Bowling Alley
Curling Rinks (4 sheets)                Indoor Skating Rink
                                               (2 Ice Surfaces - 1 Olympic/1 NHL)

Cultural Facilities

Marigold Regional Library
Strathmore Municipal Library




CHURCHES & RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

       Church/Organization                           Minister/Contact

Strathmore Alliance Church                           Pastor Darrell Young
Strathmore Full Gospel Church                        Pastor Travis Johnson
Sacred Heart Catholic Church                         Father Dominic Hung Nguyen
Lord of All Lutheran Church                          Pastor Dawn Nelson
St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church             Rev. Fergus Tyson
Strathmore United Church                             Rev. Murray Etty
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints      Bishop Barney Taylor
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses                  Fred Spicer
Baha’i Group of Strathmore                           Daphne Greene
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Hope Community Covenant Church                          Pastor Rob Peterson


REGIONAL RESOURCES

Resources available locally: Sand, gravel, oil and natural gas and agriculture

Products: Straw, hay, cereals, dairy products, cattle, poultry, horses, sheep, hogs,
honey, seed potatoes, vegetables, livestock feed and flowers.


GOVERNMENT

Municipal Office                         Council

Town of Strathmore                       Mayor:           Keith Schneider
680 Westchester Road
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J1              Councillors:     Earl Best
Telephone: 934-3133                                       Tracy Gooler
Fax: 934-4713                                             Jim Greer
                                                          Theo Owel
Administration Contact:                                   Fred Rappel
Dwight Stanford, Town Manager                             Lois Wegener




Member of the Legislative          Lyle Oberg, MLA
Assembly, Strathmore/              208 - 2nd Avenue W.
Brooks Constituency                Brooks, Alberta
                                   T1R 1B7
                                   Telephone: 362-6969
                                   Fax: 362-5923
                                   Edmonton: 780-427-2025
                                   (use Rite Number: 310-0000)


Member of Parliament,              Kevin Sorenson
Crowfoot Constituency              4945 – 50th Street
                                   Camrose, Alberta
                                   T4V 1P9
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                                          Telephone: 780-608-4600
                                          1-800-665-4358
                                          Fax: 780-608-4603


PROVINCIAL / FEDERAL SERVICES

Provincial   Agriculture Financial Services .................934-3616
             Provincial Court ..........................................934-2151
             Fish & Wildlife.............................................934-3422
             Medical Examiner (Coroner) .....................934-3464
             Mental Health. .............................................934-5174
             Provincial Parks...........................................934-3523

Federal      Canada Post Corporation...........................934-3575
             R.C.M.P.........................................................934-3535


HISTORY

Strathmore began as a community willing to give more when on July 28, 1883 Canadian
Pacific forces manually laid 6.38 miles of track across the prairies to set a record.

For a town this was a significant stretch of track because it ended that day on the south
side of what was later to become the unloading point for thousands of settlers.

The CPR was empowered with naming the hamlets that sprang up at its sidings as the
steel ribbons were laid across the country. Although it is not recorded who named the
original site Strathmore, it is known that a Scot named James Ross was in charge of the
project and he was inclined to giving Scottish names to the sidings.

In 1905, with the development of the irrigation system, the original hamlet of
Strathmore was moved four miles north and centered around the 5,600 foot siding
there. This move to its present location is what gave the town its legacy “the town that
moved”.

By 1886 the intensive advertising campaign, launched by the Federal Government with
the CPR to bring settlers west, was beginning to work.

The Town was booming with lots being opened for sale in 1905 and by 1906 the CPR
began selling land at $12 to $15 per acre, with irrigable land at $18 to $25 per acre.
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 By 1906 both irrigation water and settlers from the U.S. and the “old country” were
pouring into Strathmore and the CPR began planning for the development of what was
to become a world famous demonstration farm. The farm was designed to act as both a
model and an instruction tool for settlers, many of whom had never farmed before. The
majority of the 2,000-acre demonstration farm was cultivated and almost 700 acres was
irrigated. As time progressed, so did the farm’s development.

In order to supply the tourist trains that were traveling to the Rockies, the CPR grew
vegetables and flowers for the dining cars and CPR hotel facilities. In addition, “to
make the area seem like a Shangri-La to the immigrants”, there were experiments with
exotic plants.

Although Strathmore and area was settled and developed by the CPR, by the middle
1950’s it was obvious that highway competition was eliminating the railway’s freight
business. But it was not until 1981 that the actual last rail was removed. Yet the CPR
left Strathmore a living legacy - the irrigation system. Turned over to the users in 1944,
the irrigation system continues to operate today under the management of the Western
Irrigation District.

				
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