About Us

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Demographics

Hughenden is a friendly village with some 260 residents.
In 2006, Hughenden had a population of 231 living in 116 dwellings.
The village has a land area of 0.78 km² (0.3 sq mi) and a population density of 297.9 inhabitants per square kilometer.
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Location

Hughenden is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 49 km south of Wainwright, in the Municipal District of Provost, along Highway 13.
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Government

Our Village Council consists of Mayor Lee Van Koughnett, Deputy Mayor Marje Swelin, and Councilor David Griffith. Richard Lavoie is the Village Chief Administrative Officer.  Mark Wight is our Public Works Foreman and Water and Wastewater Utilities Operator. The Village Office is open from 9am until 5pm Tuesday to Friday. We are closed for lunch from noon until 1pm.
See more details on our Village Government page [ + click here ].

Business

As with any small town we are heartily grateful to those who do the bulk of their shopping in town.
A list of businesses and services can be found on our Business page [ + click here ].

 

Services

Emergency Services:
~ An active Fire and rescue department provides responses to fires, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, farm accidents and other emergencies.
~ Provides fire prevention training in the schools
~ Hughenden Fire Rescue was established as an organized dept in 1966.
~ The Rescue Operations were established in 1989.
~ The dept has 21 members, 2 EMRs, 2 EMTs and the majority have First Aid, CPR and Red Cross Training.

Water/Sewer:
The Village maintains a fully operational water treatment plant with storage capacity of 158,000 gallons of water. Our water is extremely soft, so you may feel the need to change soaps etc. to better suit the water. Due to the geographic placement of the Village, our sewer is lifted to the lagoon 1 ¼ miles from town by the way of two lift stations.

 Waste And Recycling:
A landfill transfer site is located about a mile out of town. Regular trash pickup in town is done each week on Wednesday morning. Large amounts of trash should be taken out to the landfill on your own. Boxes and papers can be recycled at the landfill as well. Cell phones, glasses and ink cartridges can be dropped off at the Village Office for proper disposal.