|Town of Millet|
|Municipal district||County of Wetaskiwin No. 10|
|• Mayor||Robert E. Lorenson|
|• Governing body||Millet Town Council|
|• Total||3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||755 m (2,477 ft)|
|• Density||558.7/km2 (1,447/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||T0C 1Z0|
Millet in a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Alberta's capital city of Edmonton. The town has won nationally in the Communities in Bloom competition and markets its beautiful setting.
The Town of Millet was named in honour of August Millet, who was believed to be a canoeist for Father Lacombe. On June 17, 1903, Millet was proclaimed a village by an Order-in-Council of the Northwest Territories. By 1908, Millet's first councillors were elected.
In October 1927, a disastrous fire destroyed many of the buildings along the east side of Railway Street.
In 1950, the Board of Trade built a community hall and gave it to the Village. The hall is still being used today. In 1953, Northwestern Utilities brought natural gas to the Village. Griffiths Scott School was built in 1982, and a Senior Citizens Apartment was completed in 1983. On September 1, 1983, Millet was declared a town, and "Coming to Town" celebrations were held on October 15, 1983.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Millet had a population of 2,092 living in 836 of its 869 total dwellings, a 1.2% change from its 2006 population of 2,068. With a land area of 3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi), it had a population density of 559.4/km2 (1,448.7/sq mi) in 2011.
Millet focuses on agriculture and recreation.
Arts and culture
In May, Millet hosts the Millet Massacre, which includes live bands and a beer gardens. In June of every year, a Millet Days celebration takes place, which includes a parade, trade show, softball tournament, fireworks, and a soccer tournament.
The Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Centre was established in 1985. It is located at the north end of town on the west side of Highway 2.
The current mayor of Millet is Robert E. Lorenson.
The town is the home of the official County of Wetaskiwin weekly newspaper, and the Leduc County weekly newspaper, The Leduc-Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer. Due to its proximity to two cities, the town's news is also covered in the Wetaskiwin Times and the Leduc Representative.
In the Wetaskiwin area, a community channel (Northern Cablevision Channel 10) is broadcast out of the city of Wetaskiwin, as well as two radio stations. Other major radio stations are picked up from Edmonton. The Edmonton Sun and Edmonton Journal are also distributed in Millet.
- "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.
- "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) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Millet - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- AlbertaFirst. Millet's Economic Community Profile
- Heat Death official webpage
- Millet Living Community Website
- Millet Soccer Homepage
- Wetaskiwin School Board website
- Media: The Pipestone Flyer, Wetaskiwin Times, Leduc Representative