AREA ECONOMIC INDICATORS

[2008 Business Retention and Expansion Survey]

LOCAL EMPLOYERS

Boyle is located in the hub of the Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources sectors. Located within Boyle is a saw mill owned by Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. and 40km northwest of Boyle is the largest single-line kraft pulp mill in North America, owned by Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Pipeline activity in the area has resulted in a temporary camp population of an additional 700 to 1,000 workers.

The five largest employers in the area include:

 

# Employees

    Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Ltd

500

    Millar Western Forest Products Ltd

161

    West Coast Scaffolding Inc

100

    Boyle Co-op 80
    Trigen Construction 120
    Aspen Regional Health

71

    Aspenview School District #19- Boyle

40

 


 

ACCOMMODATIONS WITHIN TRADING AREA

This data has been compiled by the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association and from discussions with Mr. Merv Purschke, Athabasca Open Camp.

Hotels and Motels

  • Boyle 67+ units
  • Grassland 20+ units
  • Lac La Biche 243+ units
  • Town of Athabasca 162+ units

Campgrounds

  • Boyle 380 sites
  • Lac La Biche 679 sites
  • Athabasca 298 sites

Open Camps

  • Athabasca Open Camp 56 units and plans for developing 50 winterized RV sites
  • CRC Open Camps and Catering Ltd., Lac La Biche 

 


 

TRAFFIC COUNTS 

Hwy
From
To
Length (km)
WAADT
WASDT
63
N of Newbrook
W of 663 W of Boyle WJ
15.01
1880
2140
63
E of 663 W of Boyle WJ
S of 663 at Boyle EJ
23.05
2910
3310
63
N of 663 at Boyle EJ
W of 831 at Boyle NJ
24.18
1740
1980
63
N of 831 at Boyle NJ
S of 55S of Donatville SJ
39.58
3330
3560
TOTAL
 
 
 
9860
10,990


WAADT = Weighted Average Annual Daily Traffic (2 way traffic volume
WASDT = Weighted Average Summer Daily Traffic (2 way traffic volume) from May 1 – Sept 30
Data is supplied from AB Infrastructure and Transportation Counts 2006

 


 
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