Foremost, Alberta

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Foremost
Village
Village of Foremost
Foremost.jpg
Foremost is located in Alberta
Foremost
Foremost
Location of Foremost in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°28′44″N 111°26′25″W / 49.47889°N 111.44028°W / 49.47889; -111.44028Coordinates: 49°28′44″N 111°26′25″W / 49.47889°N 111.44028°W / 49.47889; -111.44028
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 1
Municipal district County of Forty Mile No. 8
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village December 31, 1950
Government[2]
 • Mayor Kenneth Kultgen
 • Governing body Foremost Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 889 m (2,917 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 541
 • Density 250.3/km2 (648/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code T0K
Highways Highway 61
Highway 879
Website Official website

Foremost is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located 106 km (66 mi) south-west of Medicine Hat, along the Red Coat Trail, in the County of Forty Mile No. 8.

Foremost has a strong agriculture industry. Recreation facilities include an ice arena, swimming pool, curling rink, ice fishing, and ball diamonds. Every June the residents hold a parade, rodeo and tough truck competition. Hockey is a big sport in Foremost. The local team is called the Foremost Flyers. They have multiple provincial and regional titles. The school has a long history of winning sports teams. The Foremost Falcons and Forettes have won many provincial titles in basketball, volleyball, track and field and cross country running. The village also has a strong arts community presenting community theatre as well as a school dramatic department.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Foremost recorded a population of 541 living in 229 of its 257 total private dwellings, a 2.9% change from its 2011 population of 526. With a land area of 2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi), it had a population density of 250.5/km2 (648.7/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Foremost had a population of 526 living in 218 of its 246 total dwellings, a 0.4% change from its 2006 population of 524. With a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 278.3/km2 (720.8/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

In 2006, Foremost had a population of 524 living in 233 dwellings, a 1.3% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.74 square kilometres (0.67 sq mi) and a population density of 301.9/km2 (782/sq mi).[6]

Climate[edit]

Foremost experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk).

Climate data for Foremost, Alberta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
22.0
(71.6)
27.0
(80.6)
31.1
(88)
35.0
(95)
38.9
(102)
41.1
(106)
40.6
(105.1)
36.7
(98.1)
32.2
(90)
25.0
(77)
17.8
(64)
41.1
(106)
Average high °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
1.6
(34.9)
6.4
(43.5)
13.6
(56.5)
18.9
(66)
23.0
(73.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
20.5
(68.9)
13.7
(56.7)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.4
(31.3)
12.8
(55)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.0
(19.4)
−4.8
(23.4)
0.0
(32)
6.4
(43.5)
11.6
(52.9)
15.8
(60.4)
18.8
(65.8)
18.7
(65.7)
12.8
(55)
6.5
(43.7)
−1.8
(28.8)
−6.3
(20.7)
5.9
(42.6)
Average low °C (°F) −13.1
(8.4)
−11.1
(12)
−6.4
(20.5)
−0.8
(30.6)
4.3
(39.7)
8.6
(47.5)
10.8
(51.4)
10.6
(51.1)
5.2
(41.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
−7.7
(18.1)
−12.3
(9.9)
−1.1
(30)
Record low °C (°F) −42.0
(−43.6)
−40.0
(−40)
−35.0
(−31)
−22.2
(−8)
−11.1
(12)
−9.4
(15.1)
−5.6
(21.9)
−1.1
(30)
−12.2
(10)
−28.0
(−18.4)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−43.3
(−45.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19.8
(0.78)
13.7
(0.539)
29.0
(1.142)
26.0
(1.024)
55.1
(2.169)
73.0
(2.874)
39.7
(1.563)
40.2
(1.583)
44.0
(1.732)
17.4
(0.685)
18.3
(0.72)
19.7
(0.776)
396.0
(15.591)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.004)
0.0
(0)
3.2
(0.126)
17.1
(0.673)
49.4
(1.945)
73.0
(2.874)
39.7
(1.563)
39.8
(1.567)
43.6
(1.717)
12.1
(0.476)
1.3
(0.051)
0.6
(0.024)
279.9
(11.02)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 19.7
(7.76)
13.7
(5.39)
25.8
(10.16)
8.9
(3.5)
5.7
(2.24)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.12)
0.4
(0.16)
5.4
(2.13)
17.0
(6.69)
19.1
(7.52)
116.1
(45.71)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

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