Welcome to Youngstown
Youngstown is a small agricultural village in the heart of Alberta's ranch country. The community of approximately 180 people touts itself as a "Sportsman's Paradise" with plenty of wild game and trout fishing.
Youngstown is a great place to raise a family, with a school within the community catering to grades one through twelve and a privately run kindergarten.
For the outdoorsy types, Youngstown is close to some great fishing holes. Hunting is quite popular for those that like to hunt geese, ducks, white tail deer, mule deer and antelope. Moose hunting is just minutes away and camping sites are close for fishing and relaxing on the beach.
During the winter months, the curling rink is kept busy with weekly square draw and four curling bonspiels. Summer is baseball time and there is an annual tournament. The following weekend is the annual curling bonspiel. Youngstown is a small community with a big heart "where everyone knows your name".
Youngstown is located in east central Alberta along Highway 9 in a largely agricultural area with a strong petroelum industry employing many residents. As a community within the Canadian Badlands, a destination of choice for many tourists each year, Youngstown boasts prospects for tourism businesses. Proximity to great fishing, camping and hunting allows residents and tourists to enjoy the community in all seasons. A wonderful rural lifestyle, great highway access and convenient location along with energetic residents make Youngstown a community with heart and soul.
Youngstown is located on Highway 9 between the Town of Hanna and the Town of Oyen, both towns being about 35 minutes from the community. The Village of Youngstown is part of Special Areas No. 3.
The Village of Youngstown is located within Special Areas No. 3, whose main economic base is farming, ranching, and oil and gas exploration, production and services.
Farms in the region are generally mixed with ranching and grain production. A large percentage of the farms in Special Areas No. 3 are family farms. The average farm has approximately 1,500 acres and 75 head of cows. Grain production accounts for a large percentage of land usage. Production is generally done using a summer fallow/crop rotation due to the arid climate.
The area is blessed with an abundance of land and resources. The energy sector is very strong and provides employment and economic spin off to communities such as Youngstown. There are a number of energy related businesses, services and contractors.
The Village of Youngstown has many businesses that cater to residents' needs:
- Badger Earthmoving
- Bill’s Building
- Blagen Trucking
- Blood Indian Trading Post
- Charlene Preston – Creative Memories Consultant
- Canada Post
- Country Cutz and Stuff
- Hydrodig Youngstown
- John Verbeek Custom Fencing
- Kamco Computers
- Klassy Pet Grooming
- Logelin Agencies
- Mike’s Plumbing and Heating
- NK Construction
- Electrolux Vacuum Sales & Services
- Nu Nails
- Oyen Vet Services
- R&L Holdings
- Roll On Painting
- Super A/Pharmasave
- Sportsman’s Inn
- Terry’s Tire
- Strongarm Farrier and Training
- UFA Petroleum
- Usborne Books
- Welding by Cliffy
- Windmill Motel
- Wur Bak Trucking Ltd
- Youngstown Home
- Youngstown Hotel & Store
Garbage, Water, Sewer
The Village of Youngstown takes care of residents' garbage, water and sewer needs. Garbage is picked up weekly. Personnel at the Village Office (Tel: 403-779-3873) can provide information about water and sewer.
Direct Energy Regulated Services
East Central Gas Co-Op
406-5th Street East
Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0
Tel: 403- 854-4411
Persona Communications Corp
The Village of Youngstown tax rates for 2009 are:
- Residential: $19.90 per $1,000 of assessed value.
- Commercial: $21.54 per $1,000 of assessed value.
With an emphasis on family. Youngstown's quality of life is high. Children can attend school within the community and a host of community organizations ensure that activities and events keep residents energized.
- Youngstown Community Club
- Friends of the Youngstown Library
- Youngstown Cemetery Association
- Youngstown Kindergarten Association
- Youngstown Warriors Hockey
These community organizations and their volunteers organize special events throughout the year, providing participation opportunity for residents and tourism potential for the Village. Annual events include:
- Weekly Curling and 4 Bonspiels (Winter Months)
- Summer Curling Bonspiel (Held over the July 1st Weekend)
- Warriors Annual Ball Tournament
- June Fishing Derby and an Ice Fishing Derby at Blood Indian
- Boxing Day Dance
- Soccer Camp (Summer)
- Youngstown Mini Fair (last Thursday in November)
Story hour is also held once month at the Youngstown Municipal Library, which is located at 218 Main Street. The library is part of the Marigold Library System as well as TRAC (Tri-Regional Area Consortium) allowing members' access to over a million items. The library offers free public access computers.
Camping is available nearby at:
- Blood Indian Park - Fishing
- Prairie Oasis - Beach/Boating
- Fox Lake - Boating/Fishing
- Carolside Dam - Fishing
For spiritual well-being, residents are treated to several churches within the community: Gospel Church and United Church.
Youngstown is part of the Prairie Land Regional School Division #25, headquartered in Hanna. One of the largest school jurisdictions in Alberta, Prairie Land encompasses approximately 15,500 square kilometres (6,000 square miles) in the east central region of the province. The Prairie Land school jurisdiction is sparsely populated and located a considerable distance from major urban centres. Although geographically very large, the jurisdiction serves 1,625 students in Grades One to Twelve, as well as approximately 112 Kindergarten students.
Prairie Land Regional School Division
101 Palliser Trail
Youngstown School provides a safe learning environment for students’ Grades 1-12. Currently there are 59 students enrolled.
Youngstown, Alberta T0J 3P0
Tel: 403- 779-3822
Youngstown Kindergarten (Tel: 403-779-3820) provides a great start for the little ones. The Kindergarten is private and is funded through donations and fundraising. The building is located on school property giving the students a chance to mingle with the other school children.
The Hanna Learning Centre: An education, career and volunteer resource centre where FREE public access to computers and the internet is available to the public. Information may also be obtained regarding employment, local or distance education opportunities.
The Hanna Learning Centre
410 Centre Street, Provincial Building
Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0
Medicine Hat College has been serving students in southeastern Alberta and beyond since 1965. Situated in Canada’s sunniest city, MHC’s main campus services almost 3,000 students each year with another 200 attending Brooks Campus, located 100 km west of Medicine Hat. With some of the lowest student-to-instructor ratios in the province, Medicine Hat College offers a very personal, one-on-one student experience. MHC offers a wide variety of programs to meet the ever-changing needs of students from southeastern Alberta and around the world.
Youngstown is located between Hanna and Oyen both being about 35 minutes from Youngstown giving residents a choice of medical services. A doctor visits Youngstown Wednesday mornings.
Town of Hanna
The Hanna Health Centre encompasses Acute Care, Continuing Care, 24-hour Emergency, Community Care, Public Health, and other related services. The facility accommodates minor surgical procedures, medical, obstetrics for low risk mothers and babies, and palliative care.
Hanna Health Centre
904 Centre Street North
Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0
Tel: 403- 854-3331
The Hanna Community also boasts a medical clinic, optometrist, denturist, chiropractor, 2 dentists and registered massage therapists.
Hanna Medical Clinic
104 Fox Lake Trail East
Tel: 403- 854-3351
Other services available in Hanna include:
- Dialysis Unit
- Public Health Services (Health Unit), including Public Health Nursing, Dental Health Services, Community Care (Home Care), and Speech-Language Pathology.
- Mental Health Clinic
- Physical Therapy
- Laboratory Services
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Nutrition Services
Town of Oyen
The Oyen Big Country Hospital is an acute and continuing care facility. Core programs at Big Country Hospital include acute/sub-acute medicine, emergency stabilization, ambulatory care services, and continuing care.
Oyen Big Country Hospital
312-3rd Street East
Oyen, Alberta T0L 2J0
Oyen Community Health Services also provides health care for the Town’s residents:
Oyen Community Health Services
315 3rd Avenue E
Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0
Health professionals within the Town include:
- 3 physicians
- 1 dentist
- 1 optometrist
- 1 chiropractor
- Early prevention dental services
- Outpatient/inpatient respiratory services
- Speech therapist/audiologist
The RCMP Detachment in the Town of Hanna looks after the Village of Youngstown's policing needs.
Youngstown has a Volunteer Fire Department that protects the Village.
Community services in the Village of Youngstown include:
- Emergency Services and Fire
- Parks and Recreation
- Water and Sewer
- Community Clubs
- Community Hall
Recreation facilities include:
- Ice Arena
- Curling Rink
- Golf Course (9 holes)
- Ball Diamonds (2)
- Community Hall
- Playgrounds (2)
- RV Camping
- Parks/Lakes nearby for swimming, fishing, camping
Youngstown Municipal Library is located at 218 Main Street. The library is part of the Marigold Library System as well as TRAC (Tri-Regional Area Consortium) allowing members' access to over a million items. The library offers free public access computers.
Village of Youngstown
218 Main Street
Youngstown, Alberta T0J 3P0
Community Futures Meridian Region
Kindersley SK S0L 1S0
Toll Free: 1-888-919-3800
Phone: (306) 463-1850
Fax: (306) 463-1855
Alberta Finance and Enterprise/Palliser Economic Partnership
109 Provincial Building
346-3rd Street S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB
Elvira Smid, Regional Manager
Gloria Filgas, Information Officer
Member of Legislative Assembly Drumheller-Stettler
Box 1386 119 2nd Ave West
Member of Parliament-Crowfoot, Alberta
SORENSON, Kevin (Conservative)
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Camrose, Alberta T4V 1P9