Manning, Alberta

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Manning
Town
Town of Manning
Nickname(s): Land of the Mighty Moose
Manning is located in Alberta
Manning
Manning
Coordinates: 56°54′51″N 117°37′38″W / 56.91417°N 117.62722°W / 56.91417; -117.62722Coordinates: 56°54′51″N 117°37′38″W / 56.91417°N 117.62722°W / 56.91417; -117.62722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
Municipal district County of Northern Lights
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village December 31, 1951
 • Town January 1, 1957
Government[2]
 • Mayor Sunni-Jeanne Walker
 • Governing body Manning Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 4.05 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 465 m (1,526 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 1,183
 • Density 291.9/km2 (756/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highways Highway 35
Highway 691
Waterway Notikewin River
Website Official website

Manning is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is known as the "Land of the Mighty Moose". It is located on Highway 35 on the Notikewin River, approximately 73 km (45 mi) north of Peace River.

Manning is a service centre for the local agriculture, forestry and gas industries. It also serves the nearby rural area within the County of Northern Lights including Deadwood, Hotchkiss, North Star and Notikewin.

History[edit]

The original name "Aurora", was rejected by the postal authorities because of possibility of confusion with Aurora, Ontario.[5] At a public meeting in 1947, the community was renamed in honour of Ernest Manning who was the premier of Alberta from 1943 to 1968.

Climate[edit]

Manning has a borderline subarctic climate,[6] very close to being a humid continental climate, with both May and September averaging only fractionally under 10 °C (50 °F).[7] There are vast differences between the warm summers and very cold winters, although areas much further south more eastward in Canada have equally cold winters and cooler summers. The climate data is from minor settlement Notikewin very close to the town.

Climate data for Notikewin/Manning
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14
(57)
12.5
(54.5)
15
(59)
26.5
(79.7)
31.5
(88.7)
32.7
(90.9)
33.9
(93)
34.2
(93.6)
31.5
(88.7)
26.1
(79)
15
(59)
12.2
(54)
34.2
(93.6)
Average high °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1
(30)
10.4
(50.7)
16.7
(62.1)
21
(70)
22.8
(73)
21.6
(70.9)
16.6
(61.9)
8.3
(46.9)
−3.7
(25.3)
−7
(19)
7.35
(45.19)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−13.1
(8.4)
−7.4
(18.7)
3.4
(38.1)
9.6
(49.3)
14.4
(57.9)
16.2
(61.2)
14.8
(58.6)
9.9
(49.8)
2.4
(36.3)
−8.8
(16.2)
−12.7
(9.1)
1.01
(33.81)
Average low °C (°F) −22.3
(−8.1)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−13.9
(7)
−3.2
(26.2)
2.5
(36.5)
7.7
(45.9)
9.6
(49.3)
7.9
(46.2)
3
(37)
−3.5
(25.7)
−13.8
(7.2)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−5.32
(22.39)
Record low °C (°F) −51
(−60)
−49
(−56)
−40.5
(−40.9)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−13.5
(7.7)
−1.5
(29.3)
0.3
(32.5)
−6
(21)
−9.5
(14.9)
−27
(−17)
−39.5
(−39.1)
−45
(−49)
−51
(−60)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37.5
(1.476)
25.4
(1)
28.3
(1.114)
18.1
(0.713)
39.9
(1.571)
64.2
(2.528)
85
(3.35)
50.4
(1.984)
36.8
(1.449)
24.4
(0.961)
44.7
(1.76)
27.9
(1.098)
482.6
(19.004)
Source: [8]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Manning recorded a population of 1,183 living in 484 of its 544 total private dwellings, a 1.6% change from its 2011 population of 1,164. With a land area of 4.05 km2 (1.56 sq mi), it had a population density of 292.1/km2 (756.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Manning had a population of 1,164 living in 461 of its 501 total dwellings, a -22% change from its 2006 population of 1,493. With a land area of 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 340.4/km2 (881.5/sq mi) in 2011.[9]

Attractions[edit]

The Battle River Pioneer Museum is home to many pieces of antique farming equipment, vehicles and other extraordinary items, like the albino moose and Cleave Whitaker's childhood crib.

The Manning Farmers’ Market[10] has been a fixture in Manning for over 30 years.

Recreation venues include the Manning R.C.M.P. Centennial Pool, a paved walking trail, a curling rink, an skating/hockey arena, two outdoor ice rinks, a ski hill and the Condy Meadows Golf Course and Recreation Area.[11]

Infrastructure[edit]

Manning has a hospital. It also has a newly constructed RCMP detachment, Fire Station and Skatepark. Along with an indoor/outdoor pool

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Town of Manning is Sunni-Jeanne Walker.[2]

Education[edit]

Manning contains two public schools, Manning Elementary [12] (K-6) and Paul Rowe High School (7-12); and one separate school, Rosary Separate School (K-9).

Media[edit]

Manning is served weekly by The Banner Post[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Manning" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 379. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Holmgren, Eric J. & Patricia M. Holmgren. Over 2000 Place Names of Alberta. expanded 3rd ed. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Western Producer Prairie Books. 1976. p. 173
  6. ^ "Notikewin, Alberta". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Notikewin Temperature Averages". Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Notikewin Temperature Averages". Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Manning Farmers’ Market
  11. ^ Town of Manning
  12. ^ Manning Elementary School
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 

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