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Halkirk
Village
Village of Halkirk
Halkirk Grain Elevator 2007
Halkirk Grain Elevator 2007
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Paintearth No. 18
Incorporated  
 • Village February 10, 1912
Area (2016)
 • Land 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation 835 m (2,740 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 112
 • Density 184.1/km2 (477/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 403
Highways Highway 12
Website Official website

Halkirk is a village in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Paintearth No. 18. It is located 122 kilometres (76 mi) east of Red Deer at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 855. Founded in 1912, Halkirk was named after Halkirk, Scotland. With commercial operations beginning on December 1st, 2012, Capital Power Corporation has operated Alberta's largest wind farm with 83 Vestas windmills in the area with 150MW capacity.

Geography

Halkirk is located in an area surrounded by prairies, farmland, and badlands.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Halkirk recorded a population of 112 living in 55 of its 56 total private dwellings, a -7.4% change from its 2011 population of 121. With a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 183.6/km2 (476/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Halkirk had a population of 121 living in 57 of its 70 total dwellings, a 7.1% change from its 2006 population of 113. With a land area of 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 186.2/km2 (482/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Halkirk had a population of 113 living in 62 dwellings, a 3.4% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi) and a population density of 173.4/km2 (449/sq mi).

Attractions and amenities

Landmarks within Halkirk include its water tower and grain elevator. The grain elevator, formerly owned by Alberta Wheat Pool and later Agricore, is now owned by a local family.

Recreation facilities within the village include a curling rink, baseball diamonds, camping facilities, and rodeo grounds. The rodeo grounds host the annual Halkirk Bullarama – a rodeo-style bull riding competition.

Other facilities include the Halkirk Community Hall, the Halkirk Senior Centre, and an interdenominational church. The community hall hosts numerous private and public social events throughout the year.


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