|— Township —|
|• Type||Town council|
|• Reeve||Michael Hammond|
|• CAO||Dawn Hayes|
|• Land||115.43 km2 (44.57 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Postal code span||P9A|
The Township of Alberton is a community in the Rainy River District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is made up of the two geographic townships Crozier and Roddick. The township borders Fort Frances to the east, La Vallee to the west, the unincorporated geographical township of Miscampbell to the north, and the city of International Falls (Minnesota, United States) to the south.
Alberton is governed by a town council consisting of a reeve, Michael Hammond, and four councillors, Barb Cournoyer, Doug Mitchell, Peter Spuzak, and Mike Ford. The council meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
Alberton is located in the federal electoral district of Thunder Bay—Rainy River, represented by New Democratic Party MP John Rafferty, and in the provincial electoral district of Kenora—Rainy River, represented by former NDP leader Howard Hampton
The community had a population of 958 in 2006, an increase of 2 residents since the 2001 census, and ranked as the 2,108th most populous municipality in Canada. The community has 354 dwellings, of which 309 are occupied. Fifty-one per cent of the community is male, and 49% is female. The median age is 41.6.
- Population in 2006: 958
- Population in 2001: 956
- Population in 1996: 1027
- Population in 1991: 919
Parks and recreation
Millennium Skating Rink and Park was built in 2001 with funding from the township and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. The facility is maintained by volunteers of the Alberton Recreation Commission, and hosts ice sports, basketball, rollerblading and other activities. The park portion was developed in 2004, and features a pavilion with picnic tables.
Highway 11/71 runs east to west through the township, and the community's main business area is located along the eastern section of the highway. Highway 602 runs east to west through the southern portion of Alberton, following the Rainy River from Fort Frances to Emo. Highway 611 runs north–south through the township. The municipality maintains 88 kilometres (55 mi) of roads.
- "Alberton census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- Alberton.ca Services Retrieved 17 October 2007.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- Statistics Canada Population and Dwelling Counts. 2006 Census. Retrieved 17 October 2007.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
- Alberton.ca Our Community - Transportation. Retrieved 17 October 2007.
||Unorganized Rainy River|
|La Vallee||Fort Frances
International Falls, MN (U.S.A.)
|Rainy Lake, MN (U.S.A.)|
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