Lac La Biche, Alberta


Lac La Biche, Alberta

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Lac La Biche
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settlement_type = Urban Service Area
motto = Forestry Capital of Canada


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subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = AB
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Northern Alberta
subdivision_type3 = Census division
subdivision_name3 = 12
subdivision_type4 = County
subdivision_name4 = Lac La Biche
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leader_name = Lac La Biche County Council
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established_title = Founded
established_date = October 4, 1798
established_title2 = Dissolved
established_date2 = August 1, 2007
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population_total = 2758
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timezone = MST
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postal_code_type = Postal code span
postal_code = T0A 2C0-T0A 2C2
area_code = -1+780
blank_name = Highways
blank_info = Highway 55
Highway 36
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website = [http://www.townllb.com/ Town of Lac La Biche]
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Lac La Biche is an urban service area in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is located km to mi|220 northeast of the provincial capital of Edmonton, on the southern shore of Lac la Biche. Lac La Biche was once statistically rated as the most violent town in Canada.

Lac La Biche is one of Alberta's oldest communities, with its recorded history dating back to explorer David Thompson's passage in 1798. The community is supported by the oil patch, logging, forestry, and commercial fishing. On August 1, 2007, the town amalgamated with Lakeland County to become Lac La Biche County.Cite web|url=http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/cfml/profiles/data/4353_1.htm|title=Lac La Biche County|author=Alberta Municipal Affairs|authorlink=Alberta Municipal Affairs|year=207|month=August|accessdate=2007-11-09]

Lac La Biche is an ethnically diverse community,Fact|date=November 2007 and has one of the oldest mosques in Alberta.Fact|date=November 2007 The Lac La Biche Mission is a national historic site and was one of the first residential schools in Alberta.Fact|date=November 2007

Lac La Biche is home to the [http://golflaclabiche.com Lac La Biche Golf Course] , the main campus of Portage College and nearby lakes and campgrounds. Lac La Biche is also the hometown of professional ice hockey player Rene Bourque. He currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the NHL.

Demographics

In 2006, Lac La Biche had a population of 2,758 living in 1,169 dwellings, a 0.6% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of km2 to mi2|6.18|abbr=yes|wiki=yes and a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|446.6| spell=UK | abbr=yes.Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4812035&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Lac%20la%20Biche&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4812035 | title= Lac La Biche—Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= Census 2006 | accessdate= 2007-06-12]

ee also

*Towns of Alberta

Notes

External links

* [http://www.townllb.com/ Town of Lac La Biche]

* [http://1035bigdog.com/ Radio Station, Big Dog 103.5]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Lac La Biche
North = Fort McMurray
Northeast = Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park
East =



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