Mayerthorpe

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Mayerthorpe
Town
Town of Mayerthorpe
Highway 43 entrance to Mayerthorpe from the south.
Highway 43 entrance to Mayerthorpe from the south.
Mayerthorpe is located in Alberta
Mayerthorpe
Mayerthorpe
Location of Mayerthorpe in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°57′01″N 115°08′01″W / 53.95028°N 115.13361°W / 53.95028; -115.13361Coordinates: 53°57′01″N 115°08′01″W / 53.95028°N 115.13361°W / 53.95028; -115.13361
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 13
Municipal district Lac Ste. Anne County
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kate Patrick
 • Governing body Mayerthorpe Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 712 m (2,336 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,398
 • Density 292.7/km2 (758/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highways Highway 22
Highway 43
Waterway Paddle River
Website Official website

Mayerthorpe is a town in central Alberta, Canada, located approximately 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Edmonton at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail). The town is surrounded by Lac Ste. Anne County and is located within Alberta's Census Division No. 13.

History[edit]

On March 3, 2005, four officers serving with the Mayerthorpe and Whitecourt detachments of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were killed in the Mayerthorpe tragedy.

On July 29, 2008, the Mayerthorpe Arena was destroyed by a fire. In 2011, after three years of planning and fundraising, the new arena, now called the Mayerthorpe Exhibition Centre, was officially opened.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Mayerthorpe had a population of 1,398 living in 589 of its 629 total dwellings, a -5.2% change from its 2006 population of 1,474. With a land area of 4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi), it had a population density of 292.5/km2 (757.5/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Mayerthorpe had a population of 1,474 living in 636 dwellings, a 6.1% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of 4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi) and a population density of 308.6/km2 (799/sq mi).[4]

Media[edit]

The local weekly newspaper serving Mayerthorpe and area is the Mayerthorpe Freelancer.[5]

Sports[edit]

The Whitecourt Wild Senior "AA" ice hockey team was added to the North Central Hockey League in 2013. The team plays in the Mayerthorpe Exhibition Centre.[6]

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