Bonnyville

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For the municipal district, see Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87. For the provincial electoral district, see Bonnyville (provincial electoral district).
Bonnyville
Town
Town of Bonnyville
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Motto: It's Multi-Natural
Bonnyville is located in Alberta
Bonnyville
Bonnyville
Location of Bonnyville in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°16′05″N 110°43′49″W / 54.26806°N 110.73028°W / 54.26806; -110.73028
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 12
Municipal district M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87
Incorporated 1929 (Village)
  1949 (Town)
Government[1]
 • Mayor Gene Sobolewski
 • Governing body Bonnyville Town Council
 • MP Brian Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul - Cons)
 • MLA Genia Leskiw (Bonnyville-Cold Lake - PC)
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 14.10 km2 (5.44 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 6,216
 • Density 440.7/km2 (1,141/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T9N
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 28
Buffalo Trail
Waterways Moose Lake
Beaver River
Website Official website

Bonnyville, Alberta is a town situated in east-central Alberta between the City of Cold Lake and the Town of St. Paul. The surrounding Municipal District (M.D.) of Bonnyville No. 87's municipal office is located in Bonnyville.

Geography[edit]

Bonnyville is located on the north shore of Jessie Lake.[4] The lake is an important staging area for thousands of migrating birds, and therefore attracts birdwatchers.[citation needed] Other nearby lakes include Moose Lake and Muriel Lake.

Demographics[edit]

The population of the Town of Bonnyville according to its 2014 municipal census is 6,921,[5] a 1.2% change from its 2014 municipal census population of 6,837.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bonnyville had a population of 6,216 living in 2,324 of its 2,482 total dwellings, a 6.6% change from its 2006 population of 5,832. With a land area of 14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 440.9/km2 (1,141.8/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Bonnyville had a population of 5,832 living in 2,394 dwellings, a 2.2% increase from 2001. The town has an area of 14.10 km2 (5.44 sq mi) and a population density of 413.5 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7]

Bonnyville is home to numerous French-speaking residents and many Ukrainian-Canadians.[8]

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
White 4,950 86.5%
Visible minority group
Source:[9]
South Asian 35 0.6%
Chinese 10 0.2%
Black 10 0.2%
Filipino 45 0.8%
Latin American 10 0.2%
Arab 90 1.6%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 0 0%
Total visible minority population 205 3.6%
Aboriginal group
Source:[10]
First Nations 160 2.8%
Métis 390 6.8%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 15 0.3%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 570 10%
Total population 5,725 100%

Economy[edit]

Bonnyville's economy is based on nearby oil reserves and agricultural resources, and benefits from its location between the markets of St. Paul and Cold Lake.[citation needed]

Attractions[edit]

In celebration of Bonnyville's centennial year (2007), the town constructed the Centennial Centre, an educational and recreational centre, as an extension of the R. J. Lalonde Arena and the Bonnyville & District Agriplex.[citation needed] Its construction was somewhat controversial as its cost exceeded the original estimate and required a tax hike for both residents of the town and the municipal district.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

Bonnyville is home to the Bonnyville Pontiacs, a junior hockey team playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The team plays out of the R. J. Lalonde Arena, which is part of the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre.[11]

Government[edit]

Bonnyville is located within the Bonnyville-Cold Lake provincial electoral district. The current MLA is Genia Leskiw. Previous to the 2008 election, the MLA was Denis Ducharme.

Education[edit]

Lakeland Catholic School District No. 150 and Northern Lights School Division No. 69 operate public schools within Bonnyville.[12][13]

Lakeland Catholic School District No. 150
  • École Notre Dame Elementary School (offering kindergarten through grade 4 English and French programming)[14]
  • École Dr. Bernard Brosseau School (offering grade 5 through grade 8 English and French programming)[15]
  • École Notre Dame High School (offering grade 9 through grade 12 programming)[16]
Northern Lights School Division No. 69
  • Duclos School (offering kindergarten through grade 4 programming)[17]
  • H.E. Bourgoin School (offering grade 5 through grade 8 programming)[18]
  • Bonnyville Centralized High School (offering grade 9 through grade 12 programming)[19]
  • Bonnyville Outreach School (offering grade 9 through grade 12 programming)[20]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Civic Address Map". Town of Bonnyville. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Town of Bonnyville Census Results". Town of Bonnyville. July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Town of Bonnville 2012 Census Results". Town of Bonnyville. July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Bonnyville - Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  8. ^ "Bonnyville - Community Statistics". Statistics Canada. Census 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  9. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  10. ^ [2], Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  11. ^ "RJ Lalonde Arena". Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  12. ^ "Lakeland Catholic Schools". Lakeland Catholic School District. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  13. ^ "Welcome". Northern Lights School Division No. 69. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  14. ^ "École Notre Dame Elementary School". Lakeland Catholic School District. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  15. ^ "École Dr. Bernard Brosseau School". Lakeland Catholic School District. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  16. ^ "École Notre Dame High School". Lakeland Catholic School District. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  17. ^ "Duclos School: Programs". Northern Lights School Division No. 69. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  18. ^ "H.E. Bourgoin Middle School: Programs of Study". Northern Lights School Division No. 69. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  19. ^ "Bonnyville Centralized High School: Programs". Northern Lights School Division No. 69. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  20. ^ "Bonnyville Outreach School: Programs". Northern Lights School Division No. 69. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 

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Coordinates: 54°16′N 110°45′W / 54.267°N 110.750°W / 54.267; -110.750