Improvement District No. 4
Improvement District No. 04 (Waterton)
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Coordinates: 49°5′N 113°54′W / 49.083°N 113.900°W / 49.083; -113.900
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census divisionNo. 3
Established[1]January 1, 1944
Renumbered[1]January 1, 1945
January 1, 1969
Government
 • Governing bodyImprovement District No. 4 Council
 • ChairKen Black
 • CAOScott Barton
 • MLAChelsae Petrovic
Area
 (2021)[2]
 • Land482.54 km2 (186.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total158
 • Density0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
WebsiteOfficial website

Improvement District No. 4, or Improvement District No. 04 (Waterton),[3] is an improvement district in Alberta, Canada. Coextensive with Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta, the improvement district provides local governance for lands within the park that are not within an Indian reserve.

History

Prior to 1944, those lands within Improvement District (ID) No. 4 were split between the Municipal District of Kerr No. 39 and the Municipal District of Castle River No. 40. Following a partial amalgamation of the two municipal districts, remnant unsurveyed lands were incorporated as ID No. 11 on January 1, 1944. It was renumbered to ID No. 8 on April 1, 1945 and again to ID No. 4 on January 1, 1969.[1]

Geography

Communities and localities

While there are no urban municipalities within Improvement District No. 4 there is one hamlet named Waterton Park.[1] Blood 148A, a First Nation reserve of the Kainai Nation, is also within Improvement District No. 4.[4]

The following localities are within Improvement District No. 4.[5]

Localities

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Improvement District No. 4 had a population of 158 living in 67 of its 209 total private dwellings, a change of 50.5% from its 2016 population of 105. With a land area of 482.54 km2 (186.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi) in 2021.[2]

The population of Improvement District No. 24 according to its 2018 municipal census is 108.[6] The municipal census also counted a shadow population – temporary residents employed in the municipality – of 405 for a combined population of 513.[6]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Improvement District No. 4 had a population of 105 living in 39 of its 168 total private dwellings, a change of 19.3% from its 2011 population of 88. With a land area of 485.66 km2 (187.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2016.[7]

Government

Improvement District No. 4 is governed by a five-person council comprising a chair and four councillors. Ken Black is the chair of the council.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Municipal Profiles: Improvement Districts" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 1, 2021. pp. 1–7. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "2022 Municipal Codes" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 5, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  4. ^ 2021 Provincial Base Map: Municipalities (PDF) (Map). Alberta Environment and Parks. July 26, 2021. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  5. ^ "Economic Regions - SGC 2006 (4803003 - Improvement District No. 4)". Statistics Canada. November 27, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  6. ^ a b 2018 Municipal Affairs Population List (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 2018. ISBN 978-1-4601-4254-7. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "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.