Nampa, Alberta

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Nampa
Village
Village of Nampa
Motto: A Place close to the Heart[1]
Nampa is located in Alberta
Nampa
Nampa
Coordinates: 56°02′10″N 117°07′59″W / 56.03611°N 117.13306°W / 56.03611; -117.13306Coordinates: 56°02′10″N 117°07′59″W / 56.03611°N 117.13306°W / 56.03611; -117.13306
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census Division No. 17
Municipal district Northern Sunrise County
Incorporated June 28th 1958
Government[2]
 • Mayor Perry Skrlik
 • Governing body Nampa Village Council
 • MP Chris Warkentin
 • MLA Frank Oberle, Jr.
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 362
 • Density 194.9/km2 (505/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 2
683
Waterways Heart River
Website Official website

Nampa is a village in northwestern Alberta located 27 km south of the Town of Peace River, along Highway 2. Heart River crosses the Highway 2 just north of community. CN Rail owned railway traverses the village.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Nampa had a population of 362 living in 164 of its 169 total dwellings, a 0.6% change from its 2006 population of 360. With a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 194.6/km2 (504.1/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

The population of the Village of Nampa according to its 2007 municipal census is 373.[4]

According to the 2006 census, Nampa had:

  • a population of 360 living in 168 dwellings, a 3.2% decrease from 2001;
  • a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi); and
  • a population density of 193.8 /km2 (502 /sq mi).[5]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Nampa is significantly dependent on agriculture and associated services. Great Northern Grain Terminals, a privately owned and operated grain company that was established in 1986 has a 77,200 MT terminal in Nampa.[6] Peace River Timothy Processing Plant operates a timothy hay growing, harvesting, baling, dehydrating and double compression plant in the community. The plant specializes double compressed timothy hay for export to Asian markets such as Japan.[7] Nampa Co Op Seed Processors provide seed cleaning services.

Forestry and oil and gas industries are also a part of the Village of Nampa economy. Boucher Brothers Lumber Mill near Nampa produces dimensional lumber between 1x3 to 2x10 in 16-foot (4.9 m) lengths for Alberta construction market.[8] Lying adjacent to the Peace River Oilsands, Nampa also sees some oil and gas activity.

Recreation and attractions[edit]

The Nampa Recreation Centre is the main centre for the community and recreation activities in the community. The facility contains a curling rink, an arena, a dance hall and several conference rooms. Mill Brown Memorial Park has camping and picnic facilities in addition to having baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a creative children’s playground. Other facilities include:

  • Nampa Centennial Playground
  • Legacy Park
  • Nampa and District Pioneer Museum is open during the summer and serves a tourist information centre

Parks and recreational areas in close proximity to the community of Nampa include Wilderness Park The Heart River Golf Course is just north of the village. Green Valley Provincial Park to the northeast in the Heart River valley extends from Nampa to the Town of Peace River providing an important corridor for wildlife.

Education[edit]

Nampa Public School provides education for students from Kindergarten to grade 6. Secondary school students are transported to the Town of Peace River.

Media[edit]

Nampa is served bi-weekly by alternative newspaper The Vault Magazine.[9]

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