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· ECONOM!C 1 · . , : .OP JiEi'riGRANDELIB f ARYAs ofPRAIRIEOctober, 1986OverviewPopulation26,237Distance From Major Centres460 km from Edmonton1,328 km from Vancouver1,236 km from ReginaConnecting Highway(s)#2, #34, #40Railway(s)Canadian NationalMajor Economic BaseTimber, Natural gas, Petroleum, AgricultureEconomic Development ContactsMunicipalJohn Barnard, DirectorEconomic Development Commission10011 - 103 AvenueGrande Prairie, AlbertaT8V 1B9Alberta Economic Developmentand Trade Regional OfficeDeane Toews, Business DevelopmentRepresentatl ve#1401 Provincial Buildlng10320 - 99 StreetGrande Prairie, Alberta T8V 6J4Tel: (403) 538-5230Information contained in this profile is ascurrent as possible. However, where appropriate,preference is given to published data fromstandard sources over current, unpublished data.Source list available on request.CAfBERrAADVANTAGE

Page 2GRANDE PRAIRIELocationCounty /DistrictCounty of Grande Prairie #1Census Division#15Elevation670 metres (2,200 feet)Latitude/Longitude 5 80 lO' /l 18048 'ClimateTemperatureSeasonal Averages - January-April-July- OctoberAnnual Precipitation453 .3mm-11. 1 cC 0.1 F)2.1 c(36.9 F)15.9 CC60.6 F 4.2 cC39.6 F)C17 .8In. Rain295. 0 mm( 11 .6 In. Snow179.8 cmC70.8 In.)Frost Free Days116Hours Sunshine/Year 2,125.5PopulationCommunityC. County/District40 km 23712,078N/A

Page 3GRANDE PRA IR I EPopulation BreakdownAs 91,0041,0972, 5991,5593,15865 6658111,476Labour ForceAs 5275260UnemployedParticipation RateUnemployment Rate88.363.43.44.9Wage RatesPrevailing Provincial (Hourly) Minimum ScalesFull-Time Workers:18 Years and OlderS3.80Under 18 YearsS3.65Part-Time Students: 3.30Detailed Salary and Wage Rates for Selected Areas Available Upon Request1981

Page 4GRANDE PRAIRIEMajor EmployersName of CompanyBusiness ActivityNumber ofEmployeesQueen Elizabeth I I HospitalHealth CareProctor and Gamble CelluloseKraft Pulp & Dimension Lumber820Alberta GovernmentGovern,rent540Grande Prairie School BoardEducation510County of Grande PrairieGovernment500Employees in Prafrie Mal IShopping Centre400Canadian Forest Products Ltd,Plywood and Lumber370Alberta Government TelephonesUt!lity340Grande Prairie Regional CollegeEducationi55City of Grande PrairieGovernment225Government of CanadaGovernment165Co-op StoreShopping Faci llty140Grande Prairie InnHospitality123Golden InnHospitality120Alberta Power Ltd,Utility110Employees in Towne Centre Mal IShopping Centre90Trumpeter InnHospltal Jty85Bowes Pub! lshersDally Newspaper611,000

Page 5GRANDE PRAIRIERetail and Service Trade StatisticsAs of:1984Statistical Area Covered City of Grande PrairieTotal imeI ,614803811Payroll ( erviceEmployeesReceipts (S000)Major Services AvailableYesManufacturing StatisticsAs of:Statistical Area CoveredEstablishmentsCI ty of Grande Pra Ir Ie25 (33 total EmployeesMale461Female125Total586Payroll ( 000)15,268Cost of Materials/Supplies ( 000)Value of Shipments ( 000) 72,09741,3071953

Page 6GRANDE PRAIRIETransportationConnecting Highways(Load Limits)#2 Cnonel, #34 (none), #40 (none)Truck TransportApproximately 45 companies service Grande Prairieand areaAvailable Warehouse and Terminal FacilitiesRailwaysYesCanadian Nationa lAvailable Warehouse and Term;nal FacilitiesYes - I imitedNoPick-up and DeliveryYesSpur TrackageAir ServicesYesLocal AirportYesAll Weather Facilities2,000 metres (6,562 feet), 2 runways 2,000 metreseachScheduled - CP Air, Time Air; Wapiti; CharteredCarriers(scheduled/charter)Associated Helicopters Ltd., Grande Prairie AirService Ltd., Highland Helicopters, Totem Air, Peace Helicopters Ltd.,Turbo West, Precision lielicoperts Inc.Nearest Commercial Services SameLongest RunwayNearest Air Freight FacilitiesSameBus ServicesLocalYesIntercommunityRegularly Scheduled

Page 7GRANDE PRAIRIEUtilitiesContact the Following for Service Rates and DetailsAlberta Power Ltd.9717 - 97 AvenueGrande Prairie, AlbertaTe I: (403) 538-7800Electric PowerT8V 6L9Northwestern Utt I !ties Ltd.8801 - 112 StreetGrande Prairie, Alberta T8V 6A4Tel: (403) 539-1440Natural GasAlberta Government Telephones10103 - 99 AvenueGrande Prairie, Alberta T8V 0S1Tel: (403) 532-2511TelephoneWater SupplyWapiti RiverSource of Water25,003,000 I (5,500,000 gals.)Reservoir Capacity - Treated Water16,365,600 I (3,600,000 gals.) per dayPumping Capacity344 - 655 kPa (50 - 95 p.s.f.)Average Line Pressure12,728,800 I (2,800,000 gals.) per dayAverage Daily ConsumptionRestrictionsNone spec If ledWater Analysis (milligrams per litre)Data SourceTotal Dis. SolidsTotal HardnessTotal AlkalinitypHAlberta Environment159.8131 N02N02HC03C03CaOctober, 198510.00.05o.os69.0o.o38.0

Page 8GRANDE PRAIRIEUtilities(cont'd.)SewageLagoon:Type of Treatment4 anaerobic ponds2 aerobic pondsProvision for Disposal of ChemicalsNoneIndustrial Fuels AvailableCoal:Regiona lLocalOil:Propane:LocalOther Municipal ServicesGarbageMethod/Frequency of CollectionIndustrialBy Contractual ArrangementCommercialBy Contractual ArrangementResidentialWeeklySolid Waste DisposalFire ProtectionYesStaff of 20Police ProtectionOther ServicesSecurity CompaniesMunicipal Finance.Mtll Rates tialPer Capita Debt2,447 (19B3)Year of Last General AssessmentLatest Total Assessment1981580,451,400Equalized Assessment Per Capita6,091 (19B6)Basis of Assessment; Land at 65% of market value. Industrial buildings at 65% ofpresent day replacement costs. Equipment at 65 % of present day replacement cost(15% on new equipment).

Page 9GRANDE PRAIRIEBusiness PropertiesAs of October, 1986There are 32,526.7 m2 (350,115 square feet) of commercial and industrlal spaceavallable for purchase or lease within the City of Grande Prairie. The EconomicDevelopment Office and all realtors have current listings of properties for saleand/or lease.There are three lndustrlal parks:Richmond lndustrlal ParkCounty Industrial ParkCNR - ARR Resources Park

Page 10GRANDE PRAIRIEBuilding P e r m i t s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1985As of:Value (S000)% of ustrialHousing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1Residential Lots - AvailabilitySingle Detached HomesApprox.688 lots aval !able as of September, 1986Approx. 25 mobile home lots available as ofSeptember, 1986Mobile Home Lots3-Bdrm., 1200 Sq. Ft. Bungalow - SampleAverage Cost (incl. land) 80,000 750Average TaxesRental Accommodation2,350 C1984 City Census lApartments10% as of September, 1986Vacancy RateMedical-----------------------1 Actlve/2501-24 PsychiatricHospitals/No. Beds1-207 Extended CareNo. DoctorsNo. Surgeons52Health UnitsNo. DentistsOptometrists42C65No. ChiropractorsYes, 128 bedMedical ClinicsAmbulance Service16Nursing HomesLocal plus airambulanceYes, 3Senior Citizens Lodge

Page 11GRANDE PRAIRIEEducationSchoolsDay Care/Nursery3 and 1 PlayschoolElementary8 (plus Kindergarten to Grade 9 and1-Grade 4 to Grade 8)Junior High3High School2 and 2 PrivateVocationalGrande Pra Ir le Beauty Co I legeOtherGrande Prairie Regional College. Special NeedsSchoolFrench Immersion Programs - Kindergarten toGrade 12 Reading Network, Transitlonal/VocationalProgram & Vocational TrainingAdditional ProgramsFinancial InstitutionsBank of t-bntreal - 2 branchesBank of Nova ScotiaCanadian Imperial Bank of ComrrerceTreasury BranchG.P. & District Savings & Credit UnionAVCOG.P. & District t-brtgage ServicesHousehold Finance Corp.Guaranty Trust Co. of CanadaRoyal Bank of CanadaLloyds BankToronto DominionCentral Trust CompanyFederal Business Developrrent BankAlberta Opportunity CompanyI .A.C. Ltd. (Lloyds Bank Trans Canada Credit Corp. Ltd.Termcorp Financial ServicesContinental Bank of CanadaCommunicationsNewspapersLocal: The Daily Herald Tribune (dally , Rural Route(weekly), Grande Prairie This Week (weekly)Radio StationsAf4 -Television ChannelsBroadcast - CFRN, CBC, Northern Cable (17 channels CFGP, CJXX

Page 12GRANDE PRAIRIETourist/Accommodation FacilitiesHotels/MotelsTrumpeter Motor InnGrande View MotelGrande Prairie InnRen ford InnGolden innSilver Crest LodgeTwin Pine Motor InnPrairie Haven MotelEconolodgeWestport InnLodges tar Mote IRichmondYork Hote IPark Hote IAlpine Motor InnMee ,1Yr.J;l )b9Ffe Inn - Conference fact I !tiesGolden Inn - Conference & Banquet facilitiesTrumpeter Motor inn - Convention faci titlesAlpine Motor Inn - Conference roomRegional CollegeComposite High SchoolParks and Campgrounds - See Alberta Accommodation Guide For DetailsRecreational FacilitiesTennis Courts !20)Racquetbal I/SquashVol leybai ISwimming Pools - Indoor/OutdoorCurling Rink - 8 SheetsBowl Ing Alley - 12 lanesBa II Di amends (32)BadmintonTrack Fie IdSkating Arena (2 Indoor)18-Hole Golf Course - Grass GreensSkiing with T-Bar LiftSoccer Fields (14)OrganizationsGrande Prairie has an extensive list of community sports, clubs andorganizations. Listed below are a few such club/organizations. For moredetal led listings contact: The Community Information line at (403) 539-4636.

Page 13'Regional ResourcesResources Available LocallyProductsGRANDE PRAIRIETimber, natural gas, oll, agrtculture, coat,clay, silica sandLumber, plywood, pulp, meat, dairy, seeds and feeds, precastconcrete products, processed meats, printing, cereal grains,cano Ia o II and mealBrief HistoryLike other Canadian cities, Grande Prairie has progressed from a fur trapper'sfiefdom, through a rough and severe era of dependency on subsistence farming,ranching and lumbering, to a new era In which It Is reassessing Its resources andchanged prospects. Today the city offers the amenities and culturalopportunities generally avallable only In much older societies.The city was Incorporated as a vlllage on Aprll 30, 1914 and became a town March27, 1919, Its populatlon growing to 4,000 by 1948. In 1958, when Grande Prairiebecame a city, populatlon had grown to 7,800. Today's populatlon represents anIncrease of more than 200% In the last two decades.

Page 14 GRANDE PRAIRIEGovernmentCity of Grande Prairie9902 - 101 StreetGrande Prairie, AlbertaTel: (403) 539-8000Municipal OfficeT8V 2P5Mayor Dwight Logan and 8 AldermenCity Manager - Kelly DanielsTel: (403) 539-8012CouncilAdministration ContactSouth Peace Regional Planning Commission#202, 9804 - 100 AvenueGrande Prairie, Alberta TBV OTBTe I: (403) 532-0988Planning AuthorityMember of ParliamentAIbert Cooper10001 - 101 AvenueGrande Prairie, AlbertaTel: (403) 532-3514Member of Legislative AssemblyTBV OX9Dr, Bob Elliott11th Floor, 214 Place9909 - 102 StreetGrande Prairie, AlbertaTel: (403! 538-1800T8V 2V4Provincial/Federal ServicesProvincialAgricultureAttorney Genera IConsumer & Corporate AffairsCultureEducationEnergyForestryEnvl ronmentEconomic Development & TradeLabourMunicipal entTransport CanadaAgricultureConsumer & Corporate Affal rsEmployment & ImmigrationCanada PostAlberta Economic Development and TradeEdmonton Offices17th FI oor, 10025 Jasper AvenueEdmonton, Alberta T5J 323Telephone:Telex:(403) 427-5267037-3651

Cost of Materials/Supplies ( 000) Value of Shipments ( 000) 72,097 . Nursing Homes 5 Yes, 128 bed Yes, 3 Senior Citizens Lodge . Education Schools . Financial Institutions Bank of t-bntreal - 2 branches Bank of Nova Scotia Page 11 GRANDE PRAIRIE 3 and 1 Playschool 8 (plus Kindergarten to Grade 9 and 1-Grade 4 to Grade 8) .

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