Acme, Alberta

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Acme
Village
Village of Acme
Nickname(s): The Rural Recreational Capital Of Alberta
Acme is located in Alberta
Acme
Acme
Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 113°29′53″W / 51.49972°N 113.49806°W / 51.49972; -113.49806Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 113°29′53″W / 51.49972°N 113.49806°W / 51.49972; -113.49806
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Kneehill County
Founded 1909
Incorporated July 7, 1910
Government
 • Mayor Bruce McLeod
 • Governing body Acme Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 2.47 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Elevation 905 m (2,969 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 653
 • Density 263.9/km2 (683/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal Code T0M 0A0
Highways Highway 575
Highway 806
Website Official website

Acme /ˈækm/ is a village in south-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) northeast of Calgary. It was the first village to be incorporated in Kneehill County.

The name Acme is derived from the village's railway heritage. When the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1909, the village's station became the most northernly stop on the company's network. The moniker Acme (of Greek origin, meaning 'the highest point') was thus applied to the community by CPR surveyors of the day. The first train arrived July 7, 1910 and the village was incorporated that day as well.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Acme had a population of 653 living in 270 of its 295 total dwellings, a -0.5% change from its 2006 population of 656. With a land area of 2.47 km2 (0.95 sq mi), it had a population density of 264.4/km2 (684.7/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of the Village of Acme according to its 2010 municipal census is 730.[3]

In 2006, Acme had a population of 656 living in 286 dwellings, a 1% increase in population from 2001. The community has an area of 2.47 km2 (0.95 sq mi) and a population density of 265.1 inhabitants per square kilometre.[4]

Economy[edit]

The primary industries in the Acme area are agriculture, including livestock and grain farming, and oil and natural gas.[5] Trucking also plays a significant role in the local economy, mostly supporting the agriculture industry.[6]

Culture[edit]

Cultural facilities within Acme include the Acme Municipal Library[7] and the Acme Community Centre.[8] The community centre replaced the village's Memorial Hall that was lost to fire in 2004.[8]

Attractions[edit]

Acme is home to a campground, curling rink, golf course, outdoor pool, outdoor skating rink, beach volleyball pit, soccer field, three ball diamonds, numerous parks, and a senior centre.[9] Squash, racquetball, and wallyball courts are located in a building attached to Acme School.[10]

Education[edit]

Acme School, operated by Golden Hills Regional Division No. 75, serves students in kindergarten through grade 6 and students in grades 10 through 12.[11] Students in grades 7 through 9 attend Dr. Elliott Community School in nearby Linden.[11] Acme School's high school sports teams are nicknamed the Redmen.[12]

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Acme has a variety of local clubs and societies, including a Royal Canadian Legion branch, a senior association, an Elks of Canada club, a Masonic Lodge, and a variety of other organizations, including multiple church groups.[13]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Acme
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.9
(57)
16.1
(61)
23.9
(75)
30.0
(86)
30.6
(87.1)
34.4
(93.9)
36.5
(97.7)
36.1
(97)
36.7
(98.1)
31.0
(87.8)
23.3
(73.9)
14.4
(57.9)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) −8.7
(16.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
1.4
(34.5)
10.7
(51.3)
17.5
(63.5)
21.7
(71.1)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
18.4
(65.1)
13.0
(55.4)
2.1
(35.8)
−5.4
(22.3)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.9
(7)
−9.0
(15.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
4.0
(39.2)
10.3
(50.5)
14.6
(58.3)
16.8
(62.2)
16.2
(61.2)
11.1
(52)
5.7
(42.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
−10.7
(12.7)
3.1
(37.6)
Average low °C (°F) −19.2
(−2.6)
−14.5
(5.9)
−10.0
(14)
−2.8
(27)
3.0
(37.4)
7.4
(45.3)
9.3
(48.7)
8.3
(46.9)
3.7
(38.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
−9.6
(14.7)
−16.2
(2.8)
−3.5
(25.7)
Record low °C (°F) −43.3
(−45.9)
−37.8
(−36)
−35.0
(−31)
−21.1
(−6)
−10.0
(14)
−2.8
(27)
−0.6
(30.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−8.3
(17.1)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−32.8
(−27)
−42.0
(−43.6)
−43.3
(−45.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) N N 22.3
(0.878)
28.3
(1.114)
54.3
(2.138)
69.4
(2.732)
59
(2.32)
N 45.3
(1.783)
18
(0.71)
22.9
(0.902)
N N
Rainfall mm (inches) N 0.0
(0)
1.5
(0.059)
15.1
(0.594)
52.7
(2.075)
69.4
(2.732)
59.0
(2.323)
N 42.0
(1.654)
10.0
(0.394)
1.6
(0.063)
0.3
(0.012)
N
Snowfall cm (inches) N N 20.8
(8.19)
13.1
(5.16)
1.6
(0.63)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.3
(1.3)
8.0
(3.15)
21.3
(8.39)
N N
Source: [14]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ Acme and District Historical Society (1979). Acme Memories. Acme, Alberta: Acme and District Historical Society. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "2010 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Acme - Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  5. ^ "History". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Business Directory". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Acme Library". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  8. ^ a b "Acme Community Centre". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  9. ^ "Enjoying Acme". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  10. ^ "Acme Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Courts". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  11. ^ a b "Education". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  12. ^ "2010-2011 Acme School High School Handbook". Acme School. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  13. ^ "Acme Service Clubs & Organizations". Village of Acme. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  14. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1961-1990". Environment Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 

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