Welcome to Nobleford
Nobleford has a modern infrastructure that supports a growing country village near the Canadian Rockies. The streets are paved with curbs and sidewalks; a new PALL water treatment facility provides high quality water in abundance. A paved walking path wanders through parks, recreation facilities, nature environments, numerous interpretive stations with rest facilities. The community enjoys a curling rink, skatepark, senior's centre, large banquet hall, Keho Lake recreation area, golf course and water sports.
Nobleford is a modern vibrant growing community near the Canadian Rockies. Nobleford maintains quality city like infrastructure such as paved streets and concrete sidewalks complimented by a 2 km long paved walking path that wanders through its parks, recreation facilities, natural environments and numerous interpretive sites. Since 2000 Nobleford has doubled its population, geographic size and has successfully self developed and sold over 200 new residential properties. There have been 150 new jobs created in Nobleford and another 100 anticipated after completion of a new manufacturing facility in Nobleford. Nobleford owns and operates a high quality water treatment facility and also provides water to regional pipelines. Development on a new 50-acre industrial park is underway. Nobleford property taxes have been consistently reduced annually to nearly half of 2005 levels, while maintaining healthy financial reserves, infrastructure and service.
Location: County of Lethbridge
Major Highways: Highway 23
Elevation: 3106.16 feet (947 meters)
Latitude: 49 deg 53 min
Longitude: 113 deg 3 min
Distance to Major Areas:
32 km (20 miles) from Lethbridge
185 km (116 miles) from Calgary
138 km (86 miles) from Coutts/Sweetgrass USA Border Crossing
A major employer in Nobleford from the 1930s to 1998 was a cultivator factory established by Charles Noble, manufacturing variations of the Noble blade. This reduced-tillage plow was designed to cut weed roots below the soil surface without greatly disturbing the soil, thus minimizing moisture loss in the dry, windy climate of southern Alberta.
Today, Nobleford's economic base remains focused on agriculture. Major employers include Edwards Group and Agri-Tech Manufacturing Ltd. both manufacturers of agricultural equipment.
About the South Central Alberta Region:
- Approximately two-thirds or the population is between the age of 15 and 64 (Statistics Canada, Census 2006).
- The average age of a person residing in the SouthGrow region is 34.9 years old (2004).
- Amongst 18 Canadian jurisdictions studied in a 2008 KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study, Lethbridge ranked in the top five for low cost of doing business.
- The SouthGrow region consists of 18,604.5 square kilometers of land area (Statistics Canada).
- SouthGrow has a well-established agriculture economy. There are over 1 million acres of irrigated farm lands in the region.
- The SouthGrow region enjoys 2,073 million dollars worth of gross farm receipts (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- There are nearly 233,000 sq ft of area under greenhouse production (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- Large greenhouse and field vegetable production providing a base for processing operations. The region produces 61% of Alberta’s vegetable crop (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- The region produces about 25% of Alberta’s food and manufacturing products.
- The region has nearly 14 percent of the cattle production, over 15 percent of the provincial pig population, and over 16 percent of the hen and chicken population in the province. (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- Strong food processing activities in meat, potatoes, canola, seed cleaning and small scale value added developments.
- The region is strategically located on the North South International Trade Corridor (CANAMEX Highway) and is close to the United States border.
- The region has Alberta’s only 24 hour Port of Entry in Alberta is the Coutts/Sweetgrass Border Crossing.
- Strong tourism sector attracting 550,000 visitors annually.
- The region is home to the Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership (SAAEP), a partnership of 37 municipalities in south central and south western Alberta that facilitates the development of alternate energy systems and attracts corresponding businesses.
- The SouthGrow region is home to key research, innovation and education centres including the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centre, and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
Electric Power Providers in the Region: Fortis
Natural Gas Providers in the Region: ATCO Gas
Landfill/Waste Transfer Locations:
Lethbridge Regional Waste Management Services Commission
Waste Disposal & Recycling Depot 1 km north of Nobleford
Weekly curbside collection
Water Service Supplier: Nobleford Water Treatment Plant, 2005 PALL membrane system
Source: Oldman River, LNID Nobleford Reservoir
Telecommunications: Telephone, wireless and high speed internet available Figment Shockware
Mill Rates: 2010
The nearest commercial and air freight services are in Lethbridge.
CPR – along Village boundary
23 & 519
Annual Keho Canadian Windsurfing & Kiteboarding Speed Trials and North Shore Water Master Event - May long weekend
High Schools (Public): 1
Junior High/Middle Schools (Public): 1
Elementary Schools (Public): 1
Nearest Post-Secondary Institutions:
Lethbridge, Alberta 32 km (20 miles)
Lethbridge College - Enrolment Approx. 3,800 FTE
University of Lethbridge - Enrolment Approx. 8,200 FTE
Hospitals: in nearby Lethbridge
Health Units/Clinics: in nearby Lethbridge
Fire Protection: Nobleford is served by a volunteer ?re department in partnership with County of Lethbridge.
Police Services: Nobleford is served by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ambulance Services: Ambulance service is provided by Lethbridge & Picture Butte Ambulance Services
Justice Infrastructure – Lethbridge Courthouse
Recreational/Cultural Assets/Community Facilities:
Skate Park: 1
Water Sports Recreation Area: Keho Lake
Golf Courses: 1
Outdoor Beach Volleyball Court: 1
Tennis Courts: 1
Curling Rinks: 1
Ball Fields: 5
Business Support Organizations:
Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Facilities: 2 Bed & Breakfasts: 1
Banking needs can be fulfilled in Lethbridge
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Village of Nobleford Administration Office
906 Highway Avenue, Box 67
Nobleford, Alberta T0L 1S0
Phone: (403) 824-3555
Fax: (403) 824-3553
Kirk Hofman – Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Marguerite Wobick – Mayor
Karen Feenstra – Assist Dev Officer
MLA :Little Bow
Provincial – Barry McFarland
Federal MP– Jim Hillyer