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[IBG]community_city[/IBG] is a city in Alberta, Canada within the Calgary Region. It is located north of Calgary within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2) and Highway 567.

The City of [IBG]community_city[/IBG] is part of the Calgary census metropolitan area and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). The city is surrounded by Rocky View County.

History

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for [IBG]community_city[/IBG], Scotland. Today, [IBG]community_city[/IBG] is a scenic bedroom community and industrial centre.

Geography

Nose Creek, which runs through [IBG]community_city[/IBG], is the focal point of a number of city parks and green spaces including Nose Creek Park.

Recent annexation of land by [IBG]community_city[/IBG] to the south, coupled with recent expansion of Calgary's city limits in July 2007, have placed the two cities' boundaries within only a few kilometres of each other.

Arts and Culture

Nose Creek Park hosts the annual [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Festival of Lights in the Christmas season. Other annual festivals include the Canada Day Parade and the [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Pro Rodeo. [IBG]community_city[/IBG]'s primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Live Theatre.

Sports

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] is home to several sporting franchises. Major teams include the Knights of [IBG]community_city[/IBG], a senior men's lacrosse team that plays in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Thunder, a Jr. B level hockey team that competes in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Team [IBG]community_city[/IBG] is a Jr. C level hockey team that competes in the Calgary Jr. C Hockey League.

Infrastructure

Transportation

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] is situated on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2), which links Calgary and Edmonton. Highway 567 provides access to Cochrane to the west and Irricana to the east.

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] is served by the [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Airport. The closest major airport is Calgary International Airport.

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] launched the InterCity Express (ICE) in the fall of 2010, connecting [IBG]community_city[/IBG] and Calgary transit hubs by a two-way express bus service.[37] Local bus service is provided by [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Transit.

Education

Rocky View Schools Division provides public education in [IBG]community_city[/IBG], and operates three high schools in the city:

Private schools in the city include [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Koinonia Christian School.

Media

Due to its proximity to Calgary, [IBG]community_city[/IBG] receives radio and television broadcasts from the city. At present it has no local television broadcasters but has a radio station, Air 106.1 FM. The city has two local newspapers, the [IBG]community_city[/IBG] City View and the [IBG]community_city[/IBG] Echo. A community newsletter, Here's the Scoop, is also published weekly and delivered door to door as part of a larger flyer package throughout the city. A quarterly magazine, [IBG]community_city[/IBG]LIFE, is also available, and a community internet portal, [IBG]community_city[/IBG]OnLine. There is also a website for the city's economic development agency at [IBG]community_city[/IBG]Now. [IBG]community_city[/IBG] is also in the local delivery area of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun.

Shopping and Services

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] offers a full slate of resident services, with any services not available in the city easily obtainable in nearby Calgary.

The city is served by a number of strip-mall developments, including Tower Lane Mall (a former enclosed shopping centre converted to a strip mall in the late 2000s) and Yankee Valley Crossing. On the city's south end, the Sierra Springs area is seeing the ongoing development of big-box retail, including a Walmart Supercentre. The city's north end includes Real Canadian Superstore and Canadian Tire locations and other major grocery chains such as Sobeys, Canada Safeway and Calgary Co-op are also located in the city.

[IBG]community_city[/IBG] is located immediately north of the hamlet of Balzac, which is the location of the major regional shopping mall CrossIron Mills, which opened in 2009, and its neighboring retail/business park development. In addition, north Calgary's numerous malls and retail areas are quickly accessible via Hwy. 2 and the recent extension of [IBG]community_city[/IBG]'s Metis Trail into the Balzac/CrossIron Mills area.