Onoway

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Onoway
Town
Town of Onoway
Welcome sign
Welcome sign
Nickname(s): 
Hub of the Highways
Location in Lac Ste. Anne County
Location in Lac Ste. Anne County
Onoway is located in Alberta
Onoway
Onoway
Location within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°42′04″N 114°11′53″W / 53.70111°N 114.19806°W / 53.70111; -114.19806Coordinates: 53°42′04″N 114°11′53″W / 53.70111°N 114.19806°W / 53.70111; -114.19806
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
Planning regionUpper Athabasca
Municipal districtLac Ste. Anne County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJune 25, 1923
 • TownSeptember 1, 2005
Government
 • MayorJudy Tracy
 • Governing bodyOnoway Town Council
 • MPDane Lloyd
 • MLAShane Getson
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total1,029
 • Density310.3/km2 (804/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)-1+780 -1+587
HighwaysHighway 43
Highway 37
WaterwayLac Ste. Anne
Sturgeon River
WebsiteOfficial website

Onoway is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 60 km (37 mi) northwest of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 43.

History[edit]

Two theories are behind the naming of the community. "Onoway" in Chipewyan translates to "fair field" while the variant "onaway" is used in The Song of Hiawatha, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.[4] Onoway's post office was established in 1904.[5] Onoway incorporated as a village on June 25, 1923.[1] It incorporated as a town on September 1, 2005.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Canadian National Railway tracks run through the town, which is situated east of Lac Ste. Anne and south of the Sturgeon River.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Onoway recorded a population of 1,029 living in 355 of its 374 total private dwellings, a -1% change from its 2011 population of 1,039. With a land area of 3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi), it had a population density of 309.9/km2 (802.7/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Onoway had a population of 1,039 living in 375 of its 403 total dwellings, an 18.7% change from its 2006 population of 875. With a land area of 3.34 km2 (1.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 311.1/km2 (805.7/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

The population of the Town of Onoway according to its 2010 municipal census is 1,021.[7]

Attractions[edit]

Onoway hosts a weekend fair every June called "Heritage Days".[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Onoway's elementary school was recently replaced. The previous elementary school has been repurposed as a public library and museum. A new junior/senior high school opened in late 2016. The previous school was demolished and redeveloped as an outdoor running track.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Location and History Profile: Town of Onoway" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  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. ^ Larry Donovan & Tom Monto (2006). Alberta Place Names: The Fascinating People & Stories Behind the Naming of Alberta. Dragon Hill Publishing Ltd. pp. 174–175.
  5. ^ Hamilton, William (1978). The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names. Toronto: Macmillan. p. 29. ISBN 0-7715-9754-1.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19.

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