Halkirk, Alberta

Halkirk, Alberta

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Halkirk, Alberta

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Halkirk is a village in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Paintearth No. 18. It is located east of Red Deer at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 855. Founded in 1912, Halkirk was named after Halkirk, Scotland.

Geography

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

Demographics

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 and a population density of .

Economy

Halkirk is within an agricultural region that yields a cross-section of products. In addition, there are several industrial operations located near Halkirk, including a mining operation, a power generating station, and oilfield support services among others.

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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