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The County of Warner No. 5 is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division No. 2 just north of the United States border, its municipal office is located in the Village of Warner.

County of Warner No. 5
Municipal district
Last surviving elevator row in Alberta, located in Warner
Last surviving elevator row in Alberta, located in Warner
Official logo of County of Warner No. 5
Logo
County of Warner No. 5 is located in Alberta
County of Warner No. 5
Location of Warner County No. 5 in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 112°06′43″W / 49.27611°N 112.11194°W / 49.27611; -112.11194Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 112°06′43″W / 49.27611°N 112.11194°W / 49.27611; -112.11194
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 2
Established 1912
Incorporated 1950
Government[1]
 • Reeve Ross Ford
 • Governing body County of Warner Council
 • Office location Warner
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 4,531.55 km2 (1,749.64 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 3,847
 • Density 0.8/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website warnercounty.ca

Contents

HistoryEdit

Warner was originally organised as a rural municipality in 1912. The County of Warner No. 5 was established in 1954.

DemographicsEdit

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the County of Warner No. 5 recorded a population of 3,847 living in 816 of its 941 total private dwellings, a 0.2% change from its 2011 population of 3,841. With a land area of 4,531.55 km2 (1,749.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.8/km2 (2.2/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the County of Warner No. 5 had a population of 3,841 living in 820 of its 956 total dwellings, a 5.1% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 3,654. With a land area of 4,517.67 km2 (1,744.28 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.9/km2 (2.2/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

Tourism and attractionsEdit

 
Stirling tourist information replica pioneer house & Bishop's storehouse.
 
Writing-on-stone Provincial Park
 
Galt Historic Railway Park, Warner County No. 5, Alberta

EventsEdit

  • Stirling Settler Days
  • Victorian Prairie Christmas - Galt Railway Park
  • Raymond Stampede

HistoryEdit

The County of Warner No. 5 comprises approximately 50 townships, and is bordered on the south by the Canadian-United States border, It is composed of the former Municipal District of Warner No. 36 and a portion of the former Municipal District of Sugar City No. 37.

The following is the events that lead to the incorporation of the County of Warner No. 5:

  • January, 1913 - Municipal District of Warner No. 36 incorporated.
  • January 23, 1923 - Municipal District of Sugar City No. 37 incorporated.
  • 1942 - Sugar City Municipality enlarged to include Local Improvement District

No. 7 and portions of Local Improvement Districts 8, 38 and 67.

  • January 6, 1950 - Warner Municipality enlarged to include Milk River, Coutts and Masinasin districts.
  • December 31, 1953 - Sugar City dissolved and portion added to the Municipal District of Warner.
  • January 1, 1954 - County of Warner No. 5 incorporated.

Communities and localitiesEdit

EducationEdit

Westwind School Division No. 74 and Horizon School Division No. 67 provide education within the boundaries of the County of Warner No. 5.

Early school districtsEdit

Listed below are the former school districts that once provided education within the County of Warner No. 5.[7]

Name & SD No. Image Location Date Established Date Closed/
Disbanded
Notes
Galt/Stirling No. 647   29 - 6 - 19 - W4 19 November 1901 Originally named Galt, the name was changed to Stirling in 1957.[8]
Raymond No. 700 8 - 6 - 20 - W4 1 May 1902[9]
Mammoth No. 1379 24 - 5 - 20 - W4 9 August 1905[10]
Warner No. 1675 10 - 4 - 17 - W4 31 July 1907[11]
Tyrells Lake No. 2007 20-5-17-W4 8 July 1909 1939 Demolished 1940s[12]
Milk River Valley/Masinasin No. 2024 15 - 2 - 13 - W4 24 August 1909 Originally named Milk River Valley, the name was changed to Masinasin in 1941.[13]
Milk River No. 2056 15 - 2 - 13 - W4 8 October 1909[13]
Grain No. 2597 15-1-11-W4 25 November 1911[14]
West Butte/St. Kilda No. 2747 11-1-12-W4 25 May 1912 Originally named West Butte, the name was changed to St. Kilda in 1920.[15]
Indian Rock No. 2540 18-1-12 -W4 moved? to 11 - 1 - 12 - W4 25 August 1911[16]
Locke No. 2730 31-1-13 -W4 Moved? to 28 - 2 - 13 - W4 10 May 1912[17]
Clarinda No. 2459   8-1-13 -W4 10 June 1911[18]
Verburg No. 2439 33-1-14 -W4 10 May 1911[19]
Sexton Creek No. 2510 9-1-14 -W4 moved? to 33 - 1 - 14 - W4 24 July 1911[20]
Lind No. 2170 34-1-16 -W4 25 April 1910[21]
John Joes No. 2198 24-1-17-W4 26 May 1910 Also spelled John Jo[22]
Two Fifteen No. 2153 20-2-15-W4 26 March 1910 March 26 Moved to Milk River for a class room when the district was joined with Milk River Consolidated District 12, December 1945[23]
Sleepy Hollow No. 2634   24-2-15-W4 25 January 1912[24]
Lucky Strike No. 2589 17-3-11-W4 9 November 1911[25]
Prairie Round No. 2152 21-3-12-W4 26 March 1910 March 26[26]
Patience No. 2156 23-6-17-W4 26 March 1910[27]
Maybutt   32-6-19-W4 1910 1924 Classes were first held at the Presbyterian Church, a vacant Chinese restaurant and later the Prairie Queen Hotel at the corner of First Avenue and Front Street, Maybutt. Plans to build a school house never got past the planning stages and children from Maybutt were bused to the neighbouring town of Stirling in 1924.[28]
Kippen No. 2080 34-2-12-W4 9 December 1909 1933 Kippenville Consolidated 7 created in 1915 by Kippen & Green Villa disorganized in 1933[29]
Bankview No. 3042   16-1-17-W4 1913 1953
Craddock/Bluesky No. 3456 33 - 81 - 2 - W6 15 February 1917 Originally named Craddock, the name was changed to Bluesky in 1947.[30]
Coutts No. 3560 4 - 1 - 15 - W4 30 October 1917[31]
North Wrentham No. 3618 7 - 16 - W4 18 February 1918[32]
Wrentham No. 3617 36 - 6 - 17 - W4 18 February 1918[33]
Conrad No. 4077 11 - 61 - 12 - W4 3 November 1921[34]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4802001 - Warner County No. 5, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  6. ^ Two-Fifteen - Our Roots: Local Histories Online - Milk River Country
  7. ^ Early School Districts - Warner County No. 5, Alberta
  8. ^ Galt/Stirling S.D. 647 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  9. ^ Raymond S.D. 700 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  10. ^ Mommoth S.D. 1379 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  11. ^ Warner S.D. 1675 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  12. ^ Pioneering with a piece of chalk : the one-room country schools of Alberta, 1885-1982 - Tyrells Lake SD No. 2007
  13. ^ a b Milk River Valley/Masinasin S.D. 2024 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  14. ^ Grain S.D. 2597 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  15. ^ West Butte/St. Kilda S.D. 2747 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  16. ^ Indian Rock S.D. 2540 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  17. ^ Locke S.D. 2730 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  18. ^ Clarinda S.D. 2730 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  19. ^ Verburg S.D. 2439 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  20. ^ Sexton Creek S.D. 2510 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  21. ^ Lind S.D. 2170 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  22. ^ [Our Roots] - Pioneering with a piece of chalk : the one-room country schools of Alberta, 1885-1982 - John Joe SD No. 2198
  23. ^ Pioneering with a piece of chalk : the one-room country schools of Alberta, 1885-1982 - Two Fifteen SD No. 2153
  24. ^ Sleepy Hollow S.D. 2634 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  25. ^ Lucky Strike S.D. 2589 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  26. ^ Prairie Round S.D. 2152 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  27. ^ Patience S.D. 2156 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  28. ^ Stirling Its Story and People - Maybutt School - Page 191-192
  29. ^ Pioneering with a piece of chalk : the one-room country schools of Alberta, 1885-1982 - Kippen SD No. 2080
  30. ^ Craddock/Bluesky S.D. 3456 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives
  31. ^ Coutts S.D. 3560 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives]
  32. ^ North Wrentham S.D. 3618 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ Wrentham S.D. 3617 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ Conrad No. 4077 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Glenbow Museum Archives

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