Barrhead, Alberta


Barrhead, Alberta

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leader_name =Brian Schulz
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Barrhead is a small town in the Canadian province of Alberta The main industry in the area is agriculture, particularly livestock production. The area was originally mostly forested, and still produces significant timber. It houses the province's correspondence school, which in 1991 was renamed the "Alberta Distance Learning Centre". [ [http://www.adlc.ca/home/index.html Alberta Distance Learning Centre] ] It is also the home of Pollard Banknote Ltd [ [http://www.pollardbanknote.com Pollard Banknote Ltd.] ] , major suppliers of scratch-off and pull-tab instant tickets, ticket vending machines and bingo supplies. Barrhead's official bird is the Great Blue Heron. It was named after the Scottish town Barrhead, the birthplace of one of the area's early settlers, James McGuire.

It is located approximately km to mi|120|precision=0|spell=UK north-west of Edmonton, at the intersection of Grizzly Highway and Highway 18. Paddle River, a tributary of Pembina River flows through Barrhead.

Barrhead is also known for its large number of churches. The main recreational area near Barrhead is Thunder Lake Provincial Park approximately km to mi|16|precision=0|spell=UK west of the town. The town is also twinned with Tokoro, Japan and Drouin, Australia.

Demographics

In 2006, Barrhead had a population of 4,209 living in 1,804 dwellings, a -0.1% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of km2 to mi2|8.10|abbr=yes|wiki=yes and a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|519.7| spell=UK | abbr=yes.Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4813019&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Barrhead&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4813019 | title= Barrhead - Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= Census 2006 | accessdate= 2007-06-09]

ee also

*List of communities in Alberta
*Towns of Alberta

Notable people

*Ken Kowalski, MLA
*Jason Wielenga, dotcom millionaire

References

External links

* [http://www.barrhead.ca/index.php The Town of Barrhead] (official website)
* albertaFirst. [http://www.albertafirst.com/profiles/statspack/20382.html Barrhead - statistics]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Barrhead
North = Slave Lake
Northeast = Athabasca
East = Westlock
Southeast = Morinville
South = Onoway
Southwest = Mayerthorpe
West = Whitecourt
Northwest = Swan Hills


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