Kananaskis Improvement District

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Kananaskis Improvement District
Improvement district
Kananaskis Country within the improvement district
Kananaskis Country within the improvement district
Kananaskis Improvement District is located in Alberta
Kananaskis Improvement District
Location of Kananaskis Improvement District in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°36′N 114°54′W / 50.6°N 114.9°W / 50.6; -114.9Coordinates: 50°36′N 114°54′W / 50.6°N 114.9°W / 50.6; -114.9
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Alberta's Rockies
Census division No. 15
Established January 1, 1983
Renamed April 1, 1996
Government[1][2]
 • Governing body Kananaskis Council
 • Chair Dan DeSantis
 • Office location Kananaskis Village
 • CAO Shawn Polley
 • MLA Janis Tarchuk
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 4,210.72 km2 (1,625.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 249
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 183
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Website kananaskisid.ca

Kananaskis Improvement District is an improvement district in Alberta, Canada.[4] It is located within Alberta's Rockies, sharing much of its boundaries with Kananaskis Country.[5]

The administrative centre of the improvement district is Kananaskis Village.[2][6]

History[edit]

The following is the incorporation history of Kananaskis Improvement District.[2]

  • April 1, 1945 – Improvement District (I.D.) No. 161, I.D. No. 192, and a portion of I.D. No. 193 amalgamated to form I.D. No. 33
  • January 1, 1969 – I.D. No. 33 amalgamated with I.D. No. 27 to form I.D. No. 6, while adjacent I.D. No. 46 and I.D. No. 50 amalgamated to form I.D. No. 8
  • January 1, 1983 – portions of I.D. No. 6 and portions of I.D. No. 8 amalgamated to form I.D. No. 5
  • April 1, 1996 – the name of I.D. No. 5 changed to Kananaskis Improvement District

Communities and localities[edit]

There are no communities located within Kananaskis Improvement District.[7]

The following localities are located within Kananaskis Improvement District:[8]

Localities

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Kananaskis Improvement District had a population of 249 living in 28 of its 65 total dwellings, a -42% change from its 2006 population of 429. With a land area of 4,210.72 km2 (1,625.77 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.2/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

In 2006, the Kananaskis Improvement District had a population of 429 living in 183 dwellings, a 7.1% decrease from 2001.[9] In 2001, the improvement district had a population of 462 in 210 dwellings spread over an area of 4,210.72 km2 (1,625.77 sq mi), a density of 0.1 inhabitants/km².[10]

Government[edit]

Like all improvements districts in Alberta, Kananaskis Improvement District is administered by Alberta Municipal Affairs.[11] However, residents do elect an advisory council consisting of a chairperson and three councillors to oversee the activities of municipal staff.[2][11]

28th G8 Summit in Canada[edit]

Main article: 28th G8 summit

On June 26 and June 27, 2002, the area hosted the 28th G8 Summit. This annual "Group of 8" Summit was held in Kananaskis Village at the Kananaskis Resort (also called the "Delta Lodge at Kananaskis").[12] This was the second time Canada used a lodge venue for the G8 Summit, after its inaugural 7th G7 Summit at Montebello, Quebec in 1981.[13] So far, it is the only G8 Summit to be held in western Canada. The 2002 conference pumped some $300-million into the Kananaskis and Alberta economy; however, security cost taxpayers in excess of $200-million.[14]

Climate[edit]

Kananaskis experiences a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc).

Climate data for Kananaskis
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19
(66)
18
(64)
19
(66)
26.1
(79)
29.5
(85.1)
31.1
(88)
33.9
(93)
33.3
(91.9)
31
(88)
27.2
(81)
19.5
(67.1)
16.1
(61)
33.9
(93)
Average high °C (°F) −1.8
(28.8)
0.7
(33.3)
4.2
(39.6)
9.4
(48.9)
14.1
(57.4)
18.2
(64.8)
21.5
(70.7)
21.1
(70)
16.5
(61.7)
10.8
(51.4)
2.5
(36.5)
−1.4
(29.5)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−5.1
(22.8)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.1
(37.6)
7.6
(45.7)
11.4
(52.5)
14.1
(57.4)
13.6
(56.5)
9.4
(48.9)
4.8
(40.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−6.7
(19.9)
3.4
(38.1)
Average low °C (°F) −13.2
(8.2)
−10.9
(12.4)
−7.7
(18.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
1
(34)
4.5
(40.1)
6.6
(43.9)
6.1
(43)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.2
(29.8)
−7.6
(18.3)
−11.9
(10.6)
−2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) −45.6
(−50.1)
−43.5
(−46.3)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−31.1
(−24)
−21.7
(−7.1)
−8.3
(17.1)
−2.5
(27.5)
−4
(25)
−14
(7)
−29
(−20)
−37
(−35)
−42.2
(−44)
−45.6
(−50.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 28.6
(1.126)
26.6
(1.047)
46.5
(1.831)
52.6
(2.071)
91.6
(3.606)
89.7
(3.531)
68.9
(2.713)
72.7
(2.862)
67.4
(2.654)
36
(1.42)
28.4
(1.118)
29
(1.14)
637.8
(25.11)
Source: Environment Canada[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Kananaskis Improvement District – Municipal Profile". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "2011 Municipal Codes". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Introducing the Kananaskis Improvement District". Kananaskis Improvement District. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Contacts". Kananaskis Improvement District. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4815013 - Kananaskis, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Kananaskis - Community Profile". Statistics Canada. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  10. ^ Kananaskis Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  11. ^ a b "Rural Municipal Governments: Improvement Districts". Alberta Municipal Affairs. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  12. ^ Delta Hotels: Kananaskis Resort
  13. ^ A Summit of Substantial Success: The Performance of the 2008 G8 p. 84
  14. ^ Andreatta, David. "Brace yourself, Huntsville. The G8 is coming," Globe and Mail (Toronto). July 12, 2008.
  15. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 23 March 2010

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