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Blackie
Blackie, 1913
Blackie, 1913
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Calgary Metropolitan Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Foothills County
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Land 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 314
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s) 403, 587, 825

Blackie is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Foothills County. It is located approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Calgary on Highway 799.

History

The community was named after John Stuart Blackie, a Scottish scholar. Previously incorporated as a village on December 30, 1912, Blackie dissolved to hamlet status on August 31, 1997.

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Blackie recorded a population of 314 living in 126 of its 147 total private dwellings, a change of -8.5% from its 2011 population of 343. With a land area of 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 413.2/km2 (1,070/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 census, Blackie had a population of 343 living in 138 of its 149 total dwellings, a 0.3% change from its 2006 population of 342. With a land area of 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 464/km2 (1,200/sq mi) in 2011.

Notable residents

  • Jeremy Colliton - professional ice hockey centre, head coach Chicago Blackhawks
  • George Groeneveld - Member of the Legislature of Alberta for Highwood, November 22, 2004 - April 23, 2012
  • "Boxcar" Pat Egan - former professional ice hockey defenseman
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