High Level, Alberta

High Level, Alberta

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subdivision_name2 = Northern Alberta
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leader_title =Mayor
leader_name = George Schmidt
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leader_name1 =High Level Town Council
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leader_name2 = Chris Warkentin (Peace River-Cons)
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leader_name3 = Frank Oberle (Peace River-PC)
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established_date = 1947
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postal_code = T0H 1Z0
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website = [http://www.highlevel.ca Town of High Level]
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High Level is a town in northern Alberta, located km to mi|733|spell=Commonwealth|precision=0|wiki=yes north of Edmonton, Alberta and about km to mi|725|spell=Commonwealth|precision=0 south of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. It is located in the Municipal District of Mackenzie, at the intersection of Mackenzie Highway (Highway 35) and Highway 58.

Founded in 1965, High Level is a young community, even by the standards of western Canada.


According to the 2006 census, High Level has a:
*population of 4,199 living in 1,519 dwellings, a 12.9% increase from 2001
*land area of km2 to mi2|31.99|abbr=yes|wiki=yes
*and a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|131.3| spell=UK | abbr=yes.Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4817093&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=High%20Level&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4817093 | title= High Level - Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= Census 2006 | accessdate= 2007-06-11]


The name High Level described the height of the land that separates the Peace River and the Hay River. In 1786 the first fur traders arrived in this area and it was not until 1947 that High Level was settled. High Level's first power plant was not established until 1957, and a year later the firstpost office was built. For many years High Level was called Tloc Moi (Hay Meadow). The oil fields were discovered in the area in the 1960's, and the railway finally came to the area in 1963. [ [http://www.discoverthepeacecountry.com/htmlpages/highlevel.html High Level's History] ]


The area surrounding High Level is known for its oil reserves and forests. Two large oil field and gas fields, Rainbow Lake and Zama are located west of High Level, and the town provides services to the oil patch. One OSB mill is located south of High Level and another mill is located in the town's industrial area.

ervices and Media

Telephone service is provided by the incumbent carrier Telus. Television is available by way of repeaters for CBC and CFRN-TV from Edmonton, and the cable television system, in operation for 25 years as High Level Cable, was purchased in August 2006 by Northwestel Cable of Yellowknife.

The local radio station is CKHL-FM. In addition, two radio services have repeaters: CBKD carrying CBC Radio One as a repeater of CBX Edmonton, and CFKX-FM, repeating CKKX-FM from Peace River. The local newspaper is The Echo.

Both airplane and helicopter services are available in High Level. Due to the 'remote' or northern location, medevac and chartered services are offered to serve surrounding communities.
Nor-Alta Aviation, Gemini Helicopters, Delta Helicopters.

Further Medivac and Rotary company Airborne Energy Solutions providing fixed wing and rotary services internationally


High Level has three public schools and one private school.

*"High Level Public School" was the first school built in High Level and had all grades, K-12, contained in it until Florence MacDougall Community School opened. It now goes from grade 7-12. It is home to the High Level Bears.

*"Spirit of the North Community School" is the newest school in High Level and opened in 2000. It goes from grade 4-6.

*"Florence MacDougall Community School" goes from kindergarten to grade 3.

*"High Level Christian Academy" goes from kindergarten to grade 9, after which students transfer to High Level Public School.


High Level's climate can vary widely from there hottest recorded temperature 35.2°C (95.36°F) on August 9, 1985 to there coldest recorded temperature -50.6°C (-59.08°F) on January 13, 1972.

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location = High Level
Jan_Hi_°C = -16
Feb_Hi_°C = -10.8
Mar_Hi_°C = -2.4
Apr_Hi_°C = 8.8
May_Hi_°C = 16.8
Jun_Hi_°C = 21.1
Jul_Hi_°C = 22.8
Aug_Hi_°C = 21
Sep_Hi_°C = 14.9
Oct_Hi_°C = 5.7
Nov_Hi_°C = -7.7
Dec_Hi_°C = -14.2
Year_Hi_°C = 5
Jan_Lo_°C = -27.2
Feb_Lo_°C = -24
Mar_Lo_°C = -16.8
Apr_Lo_°C = -4.9
May_Lo_°C = 2.3
Jun_Lo_°C = 7.4
Jul_Lo_°C = 9.5
Aug_Lo_°C = 7.4
Sep_Lo_°C = 1.8
Oct_Lo_°C = -4.3
Nov_Lo_°C = -16.9
Dec_Lo_°C = -25.2
Year_Lo_°C = -7.6
Jan_Precip_mm = 20.3
Feb_Precip_mm = 17.7
Mar_Precip_mm = 17.3
Apr_Precip_mm = 15.6
May_Precip_mm = 36.4
Jun_Precip_mm = 58.3
Jul_Precip_mm = 65.5
Aug_Precip_mm = 50.6
Sep_Precip_mm = 34.4
Oct_Precip_mm = 29.7
Nov_Precip_mm = 27.4
Dec_Precip_mm = 20.9
Year_Precip_mm = 394.1
source=Environment Canada [ [http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climate_normals/results_e.html?Province=ALL&StationName=high%20level&SearchType=BeginsWith&LocateBy=Province&Proximity=25&ProximityFrom=City&StationNumber=&IDType=MSC&CityName=&ParkName=&LatitudeDegrees=&LatitudeMinutes=&LongitudeDegrees=&LongitudeMinutes=&NormalsClass=A&SelNormals=&StnId=2726&&autofwd=1 Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000] ]
accessdate=April 2008

Notable Residents

High Level is also the former home of alleged Mountie killer Emrah Bulatci.

ee also

*Towns of Alberta
* Tom Clancy's "Endwar" (Berkley Books 2008): High Level is the site of a major battle between American and Russian forces in this fictional novel about WWIII in which Russia invades Canada for the purpose of acquiring additional sources of oil. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_EndWar_%28novel%29]


External links

* [http://www.highlevel.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=1 Town of High Level] (Official wesite)
*AlbertaFirst.com. [http://www.albertafirst.com/profiles/statspack/20426.html Detailed profile and statistics of High Level]
* [http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/hlps/ High Level Public School website]
*Discover the Peace Country. [http://www.discoverthepeacecountry.com/htmlpages/highlevel.html High Level]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = High Level
North =

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