Welcome to the Linden Community Profile

Welcome to Linden

 

 

LINDEN

Alberta, Canada

 

"Rural Industrial Capital of Alberta"

 

 

Linden is a beautiful and safe place to raise a family. The friendly, community involved Village is home to 741 residents (Municipal Census May 13, 2008).

 

The natural coulee that bisects the Village offers a picturesque view, which features a stocked trout pond and is home to geese, deer, herons and wild flowers. Though the rolling hills and trees are something Linden is pleased to have, the Village prides itself in being the:"Rural Industrial Capital of Alberta."

 

Linden is home to businesses like a feed mill, truck parts manufacturer and designer of commercial, agricultural, industrial and retail buildings. The agriculturally based community is committed to attracting new, diverse businesses and has developed a vast network of manufacturing, service and supply centers.

 

A visit to Linden will uncover a unique shopping experience. Drop into our homemade toy & clock store, see the handcrafted oak furniture, or visit the nearby woolen mill.

Linden offers a relaxing environment, and has a variety of services. Major amenities are close at hand as there are several larger urban areas located near the Village. The rural community is approximately 60 minutes from either Calgary or Red Deer, 45 minutes to Strathmore, Drumheller or Olds, and 20 minutes to Three Hills.

Our friendly community invites you to explore the economic opportunities found in Linden and hopes that you will consider a move to our thriving Village.


 

Area Overview

Linden's community spirit and sense of cooperation began to grow when Mennonite farmers first settled the Village in 1902. Their dedication and hard work led to the founding of a nationally recognized cheese factory, which operated during the Depression.

Linden has developed a sense of optimism, strong work ethic and has a rich cultural and spiritual tradition that still exists today. These qualities have helped secure the continued growth of the Village's business community. Residents in Linden and area willingly contribute to their Village as the philosophy is that you put back more into your community than you take out of it.

Linden was incorporated into a Village in 1964 with 264 residents. Now with a population of 741 (Municipal Census May 13, 2008) (70% Mennonite), Linden readily works with the growing community to maintain its vision of meeting the needs of residents and business owners and attracting new, diverse businesses. One of the Village Councils beliefs is that Linden's concerns do not end at our village boundaries - we cannot survive without the support of the rural residents and they depend on us for our services.

ALBERTA, THE BEST PLACE TO WORK, LIVE AND DO BUSINESS

The province of Alberta is a leader in the Canadian economy. Alberta has had the fastest growing economy in Canada over the past two decades, with real GDP growth averaging 3.7 percent per year. Highlighting Alberta's success in the past year is:

  • Over $73.2 billion in international exports of goods and services (2004)
  • Manufacturing shipments of $52.6 billion (2004)
  • Creation of 40,000 new jobs in 2004 and 433,900 between 1994 and 2004
  • Over $103 billion in major capital projects are proposed, announced, under construction or recently completed (2004)

Source: Alberta Economic Development

Alberta's Positive Business Climate

  • Offers one of the most competitive tax environments in North America
  • No provincial sales tax
  • No provincial capital taxes, payroll taxes, or machinery and equipment taxes.
  • A highly entrepreneurial and competitive business community
  • A fiscally responsible government that has eliminated its provincial debt, demonstrating to investors the business-like attitude of the government
  • A highly skilled, educated and motivated workforce that is the most productive in Canada.

Source:Alberta Economic Development


 

Location

The Village of Linden is located in the Kneehill County No. 48.

LONGITUDE & LATITUDE

Longitude - 113 degrees .28' Latitude - 51 degrees .36'


PROXIMITY TO OTHER LOCATIONS

Driving Distance from Linden
km
miles
Time Required
Calgary (city centre)
102
64
1hour, 13 minutes
Calgary International Airport
84
52
1 hour, 4 minutes
Edmonton, Alberta
290
180
3 hours, 3 minutes
Vancouver, British Columbia
1068
664
12 hours, 25 minutes
Toronto, Ontario
3424
2127
35 hours, 28 minutes
United States Border (Coutts, Alberta crossing)
424
263
4 hours, 32 minutes
It is important to note that time required is calculated based on 'ideal' traffic and weather conditions.
 

Economic Base

TOURIST SITES

Country Cousins Bistro & Bakery by Benz

Drop into this famous cafe to enjoy a home cooked meal.

Country Cousin's delicious food and famous pies, such as peanut butter, have attracted visitors from outside the community. Take a day trip to try this great taste sensation. Drive on out or hop into your ultra-light and make use of the landing strip located on the east end of Linden.

* Call 403-546-4444

 

Coulee Park Campground

Want to enjoy the outdoors while visiting the many unique places in and around Linden? Camp at the Coulee Campground that overlooks the coulee. Enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife. The pond is fully stocked with rainbow trout for all those fishing enthusiasts.

* Fire pits and camp kitchen
* 7 sites at $25.00/night (with electrical & water) 
* Unserviced sites available as well


 

Economic Facts

ECONOMY

Welcome to the... "Rural Industrial Capital of Alberta"

How can a relatively small community lay claim to this title?
Consider the following:

  •  A population of 725 (Federal Census 2011)
  •  A workforce of over 300
  •  A yearly sales projection of over fifty million*
  •  An annual payroll over seven million*
  •  A highly developed manufacturing base 
  •  Home to agricultural based businesses such as the feed mill, dairy farm, truck &   farm equipment supply, construction companies and more! 
  •  A diverse network of businesses meeting the needs of the farming community.

*(figures based on 1993 survey by Chamber of Commerce)

Not only does Linden offer the benefits of living in a quiet, unique rural community, the Village also offers: 

  •  Low cost land including commercial lots
  •  Favorable tax rate 
  •  A pro-business Village council aimed at finding ways to attract new, diverse businesses, and at facilitating the needs of businesses and residents alike. 
  •  A skilled workforce and a large economic base attracting people from all over the region for employment opportunities. 
  •  A friendly, safe community, close enough to larger centers to access major amenities.

With all these points it is easy to see why Linden considers itself the "Rural Industrial Capital of Alberta." For more information please contact our Village office @ 1-403-546-3888.


 

Utilities

ELECTRICITY and NATURAL GAS are deregulated in Alberta.
 The Alberta government provides a Web site to provide information to assist consumers to choose the appropriate provider for their residence or business.

Electrical Power:

Utilities Consumer Advocate 310-4822
Provides a list of the various providers and their rates.

ATCO Elecrtic Emergencies 1-800-668-5506 24 hours

Natural Gas:

Utilities Consumer Advocate 310-4822
Provides a list of the various providers and their rates.

COMMUNICATIONS

Cable Television:

Eastlink Cable Systems 1-888-345-1111

Satellite Television:

Bell TV  1-888-759-3474

Shaw Direct  1-888-554-7827

Telus TV 310-6988

Telephone:

Telus Communications  310-2255

Internet Service:

AireNet Internet Solutions  1-800-815-5570

Wildrose Internet Services  1-888-633-3974

Telus Communications  310-2255

Linden also has access to all the major radio stations from Calgary and Q91 radio station, which broadcasts from Drumheller. Linden has access to all of the TV stations broadcasting from Calgary.

LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS

NamePhone NumberFax Number
Rocky View Weekly (403) 935-4221 (403) 935-4981
The Capital (403) 443-5133 (403) 443-7331
The Calgary Sun (403) 410-1010 (403) 250-4180
The Calgary Herald (403) 235-7100 (403) 235-7379


Local Newspapers:

The Linden Coffee Talk, a local monthly newsletter, includes local events, advertising and trivia. Contact the Publisher, Tara Wendover at coffeetalk@airenet.com  

The Village of Linden produces a newsletter every second month to inform residents of activities, updates and changes that is available at the office and is sent out with the utility bills.


 

Taxation

  Residential-Farmland Non-Residential
2012
Municipal Tax Rate 8.6091 24.4490
Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate 2.7584 3.5476
Senior's Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate
2011
Municipal Tax Rate 8.3657 23.7443
Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate 2.4379 3.2531
Senior's Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate 0.0055 0.0055
2010    
Municipal Tax Rate 7.9674 22.6137
Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate 2.3331 3.3257
Senior's Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate 0.0038 0.0038

 

Transportation

HIGHWAYS

The Village of Linden is located in the Kneehill County. It is 30 km north of Beiseker and 100 km northeast of Calgary.

For manufacturers and producers who need assistance to determine the most cost-effective and efficient transportation method, AlbertaPORT provides a "virtual" gateway to assist with transportation logistics at Alberta-Canada.

AIR SERVICES

 Linden has an airstrip on the east side of the Village. It is 600 metres long and 150 metres  wide. The nearest commercial and air freight services are at Calgary International Airport.

 The airport is 84 kms from Linden

 

 

 

 

TRUCK HAULING/CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT/EXCAVATING

  • Anchor Excavating 
  • Bob Loewen Trucking
  • JJR Dirt Construction
  • Lester Reimer Trucking
  • Lone Pine Logistics
  • Pebble Creek Concrete
  • Randy Reimer Construction
  • S & G Bobcat Services



POSTAL & COURIERS
Canada Post, Purolator, UPS and FedEx all provide delivery services for the Linden area. Canada Post fills a vital need in the region providing cost-effective and timely mail delivery. In its mission to provide innovative physical and electronic delivery solutions creating value for its customers, Canada Post works with its business customers to ensure their mail communication needs are achieved. In 2001, Canada Post received an on-time, combined service performance score of 96.4% on properly prepared letter mail.

For more information on service in Linden contact:
Canada PostPurolatorUPS & FedEx.

Post Office

Offers full postal service, P.O. boxes, postage, parcel delivery and priority post services. Linden has a bus service running once per day north and south and is served by local and national couriers daily.


 

Community Lifestyle

RECREATION

Linden offers the following recreational services. For more information please contact our Village office.

You and your family will enjoy the natural surroundings found in Linden. Explore the natural coulee, an area filled with deer, coyote, Canada geese, herons and wild flowers, and discover the many things to do in and around the community.

Playground/Parks



These treed areas are a relaxing place to enjoy the afternoon. Come have a picnic, bring the children to the playground or just enjoy the scenery. There are four playground/parks located throughout the village.



 


Tennis Courts

Open spring until fall, with no fees.

Baseball Diamonds

Batter up! Grab your bat and glove, and head on out for a game of ball! Linden, in conjunction with the neighboring Village of Acme, runs a Minor Baseball Association. We are proud of our teams who have won Provincials at various age levels many times. It accommodates people of all ages from Minors to Senior's Slow Pitch.

Contacts:
Minor League: Helena Ratzlaff 403-804-6539
Senior Men's Slow Pitch: Darwyn Moon at 403-546-2196

Coulee Park 

Need a place to unwind? Come take a walk along the red shale paths surrounding the natural coulee and dams; go fishing for trout in a stocked pond, have a BBQ or camp at the Coulee Campground. Whatever you decide to do, the tree lined area and natural wildlife is something that you will enjoy.

 

 

Soccer Field

Linden is very proud of their soccer achievements. Be prepared to have some good competition. Every year Linden soccer teams head to provincials and they are known for being one of the hardest teams to beat.

For information on leagues contact:
Nancy Piepke 403-888-6387

Seniors' Care & Share

Come reminisce about the "good old days" and meet other senior citizens in the community. The Care & Share is a drop in centre for senior citizens in Linden and area. Come have a game of pool, play some cards or just visit with other senior citizens.

Every third Thursday of the month a potluck supper is held at 5:30 PM.

Included in the Centre:
Pool table, shuffleboard and kitchen.                                

Drop in Times:                                                                        

  •  Tuesdays from 10 AM to 12:00 PM
  •  Wednesdays from 7 PM to 10 PM
  •  Thursdays from 2 PM to 4 PM

 

Skating Rink

The lighted, outdoor rink is located by Dr. Elliott Community School and is well used during the winter season.

 

 

 

SURROUNDING AREA 

With just a 10 minute drive to the Village of Acme and 20 minutes to the Town of Three Hills, residents of Linden can enjoy the following recreational facilities:

GOLFING

Enjoy golfing? Close to Linden are two golf courses.

Acme & District Golf Club
* 9-hole, 60-acre golf course
* Grass greens and water hazards
* Northeast of Acme
* Lounge, concession, & clubhouse
* Golf cart and club rentals
* Private function rental
* Call 403-546-4020

Three Hills Golf Club
* South of the Town of Three Hills
* 9-Hole golf course featuring grass greens
* Club house, dining area and Pro Shop
* Open April 1 – October 31
* Call 403-443-5065

FITNESS

Get fit and have fun! Linden, Acme and Three Hills have a variety of facilities that will help tone your muscles.

Striving Fitness Centre

*Weight and exercise equipment
*Located in Linden
*Call 403-546-4469

Acme Racquetball, Squash & Wallyball Courts

* Public 1600 square foot facility.
* Accessible 24-hours a day with the purchase of a membership.
* Racquetball, squash and wallyball courts, viewing windows, showers and change rooms.
* For more information contact: Robert 403-546-3737 or Albert 403-546-3969

Acme Pool

* Outdoor facility open May to the end of August.
* Tot pool, Red Cross Swimming lessons, aqua size and early bird swims.
* Can be rented for private functions.
* Swim wear rental
* 403-546-3017 (May-September)
* 403-546-3783 (September-May)

Three Hills Aquatic Centre

* Indoor pool and fitness centre
* Tot pool, Red Cross Swimming lessons and various other classes and activities.
* Birthday parties
* Race down the waterslide or exercise in the fitness room.
* Relax in the hot tub or sizzle in the sauna and then hop in the whirlpool.
* Call 403-443-2111

Acme Fitness Gym

* Weight and exercise equipment.
* Call: 403-546-3784


 

Education

 Dr. Elliott Community School

 A bi-campus school accommodating grades K to 9. Acme students in grades 7 to 9 attend  school in Linden while Linden students in grades 10 to 12 attend Acme School. Dr. Elliot  shares their Home-EC and Shop facilities with Acme. Shuttle busses run daily  accommodating all grade levels.

 * Call 403-546-3863

Acme School

Accommodates grades K to 6 and 10 to12. The school offers a full educational program, preparing students for post-secondary education.

* Call 403-546-3845

Private Christian Schooling

Schooling provided for the members of the Church of God in Christ.

 Mom's Time Out

 Run through Linden MB Church.

 

 

Youth Group

Meets at the Linden Alliance Church.


 

Post Secondary

Building Futures

The Village of Linden is just minutes away from world-class education facilities. Linden's proximity to Calgary allows students the opportunity to attend post-secondary institutions with minimal travel.

For information on Educational Opportunities in close proximity to Linden visit the school's corresponding website:

 

 

Educational Facility

Location

Telephone

Web site

University of Calgary 

Calgary, AB

403-220-5110

www.ucalgary.ca

University of Lethbridge 

Lethbridge, AB

403-320-5700

www.uleth.ca

S.A.I.T. 

Calgary, AB

403-284-7248

www.sait.ab.ca

Mount Royal College 

Calgary, AB

403-240-6111

www.mtroyal.ab.ca

AB College of Art & Design 

Calgary, AB

403-284-7600

www.acad.ab.ca

Devry Canada

Calgary, AB

403-235-3450

www.devry.ca

Olds Agricultural College

Olds, AB

1-800-661-6537

www.oldscollege.ab.ca/

Red Deer College

Red Deer, AB

403- 342-3300

www.rdc.ab.ca/


Other Educational Opportunities within close proximity are:

Prairie Bible Institute offers a wide range of programs, including ministry, aviation, drama, wilderness leadership and music, to students from over 20 countries around the world. Students can earn a one-year certificate or a four-year degree.

Rosebud School of the Arts offers a unique blend of practical and theoretical training in the performing arts. In addition to the arts program, Rosebud provides apprenticeship programs in the hospitality industry.


 

Healthcare

Linden is part of Alberta Health Services

The Family Health & Wellness Services office in Linden offers chiropratic and massage therapy services.

The Linden Nursing Home is a 37 bed facility with 6 supportive living suites. They are currently constructing 12 more suites to be completed for Autumn 2013.

Hospital care is available at Three Hills Health Centre
403-443-2444
Box 340, 1504 - 2 St. North,
Three Hills AB T0M 2A0
32 km northeast of Linden.

Three Hills Services include a 48-bed hospital, several doctors, a health unit, physiotherapy, well baby clinic, dental clinic, optometrist and chiropractor as well as counseling services.


 

Emergency Services

Fire Department

 Local volunteer emergency and fire services are located in Linden. The  volunteer organization, in joint operation with the nearby Village of Acme  and Kneehill County, provides fire and rescue service to the communities.  Linden has a number of trained volunteer fire fighters. Contact Jeremy  Regehr at 403-371-6780 for more information.

 Ambulance Service

 Alberta Health Services houses an ambulance and crew in Linden for faster response times in the southern region of the County.


 

Community Services

Community Futures Wild Rose

Community Futures Wild Rose Community Futures Wild Rose is a community driven, non-profit organization providing a wide range of business services for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. Our user-friendly business and entrepreneurial development centre; funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, has been helping emerging and existing business owners in the Wild Rose region since 1989. We strive to bring together key community partners to work towards sustainable community economic development practices.

Specific services include:

  • Fully repayable business loans up to $150,000 covering business start-up, working capital loan, beautification loan, etc.
  • Business analysis and counseling
  • Small business training through free and low cost business seminars via teleconferencing and Adobe Connect.
  • Promotion of youth entrepreneurship; coordination of  business skills events
  • Information and potential access to subsidized government programs for community betterment, upgrades, etc.
Community Futures Wild Rose Contact Information
Mailing Address Telephone Numbers Electronic Contacts
#101, 331-3rd Avenue
(Box 2159)
Strathmore, AB
T1P 1K2
Tel: (403) 934-8888
Toll free: (888) 881-9675
Fax: (403) 934-6492

www.cfwildrose.ca
www.wildrose.albertacf.com
wildrose@cfwildrose.ca

 

Linden & District Agricultural Society

The Ag Society in Linden keeps very busy with organizing events for the community. The following are some of the major events that they organize:

Family Day Celebrations
Bring your family to participate in activities such as broom ball and ice sculpting, then enjoy a wiener roast and fireworks! The event is usually held on the Saturday prior to Family Day in February.

Linden Fall Fair
Held annually on the first Saturday in November. Linden puts together a trade show with crafts, products & wares, as well as an exhibition, with a variety of categories, showcasing the local talent.

Sports Day Celebrations
This annual event includes a pancake breakfast, parade, baseball & soccer games, children's activities, a dog show and more. Also included is a concession stand, roast beef supper and dunk tank! The activities are held the second Saturday in June.

Other Affiliaions


 

Climate

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

January
Maximum temperature = -6.3 Celsius
Minimum temperature = -16.7 Celsius
July
Maximum temperature = 23.5Celsius
Minimum temperature = 9.9 Celsius

Annual percipitation = 431.9 mm
Days of sunshine = 332.9
Winds speed = 14.8 km/h W and NW

Source: Environment Canada


 

Key Contacts

Village of Linden
Box 213
Linden, AB T0M 1J0
403-546-3888

admin@linden.ca

 

Community Futures Wild Rose

Community Futures Wild Rose Community Futures Wild Rose is a community driven, non-profit organization providing a wide range of business services for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. Our user-friendly business and entrepreneurial development centre; funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, has been helping emerging and existing business owners in the Wild Rose region since 1989. We strive to bring together key community partners to work towards sustainable community economic development practices.

Specific services include:

  • Fully repayable business loans up to $150,000 covering business start-up, working capital loan, beautification loan, etc.
  • Business analysis and counseling
  • Small business training through free and low cost business seminars via teleconferencing and Adobe Connect.
  • Promotion of youth entrepreneurship; coordination of  business skills events
  • Information and potential access to subsidized government programs for community betterment, upgrades, etc.
Community Futures Wild Rose Contact Information
Mailing Address Telephone Numbers Electronic Contacts
#101, 331-3rd Avenue
(Box 2159)
Strathmore, AB
T1P 1K2
Tel: (403) 934-8888
Toll free: (888) 881-9675
Fax: (403) 934-6492

www.cfwildrose.ca
www.wildrose.albertacf.com
wildrose@cfwildrose.ca

 

Provincial

Dawna Allard
Manager, South Central
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
2nd Floor Provincial Building
4920 - 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6K8
T: 403.340.5302 | F: 403.340.5231 | E. dawna.allard@gov.ab.ca

Bruce Rowe
Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)
Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Constituency
# 719 Legislature Annex
9718 - 107 Street
Edmonton AB
T5K 1E4
Tel: 780-427-5571 
Fax: 780-422-1671

Constituency Office:
Box 3909
4905 B - 50 Avenue
Olds, AB
T4H 1S2 
Tel: 403-556-3132
Fax: 403-556-3120
E-mail: oldsdidsbury.threehills@assembly.ab.ca
If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310-0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.

 

Federal

Kevin Sorenson
Member of Parliament
Crowfoot Constituency
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel: 613-947-4608
Fax: 613-947-4611
E-mail: Sorenson.K@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Office:
4945 - 50th Street
Camrose, Alberta
T4V 1P9


 
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