Town of Taber

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The Town of Taber is “A Great Place To Grow’’ and is located in the Municipal District of Taber, in central southern Alberta. The Town lies within the centre of the rich irrigated, diversified farmland belt, high in heat units and frost free days, with transportation links to major markets. It is served by two (2) primary highways, the crossroads of Crowsnest Hwy. #3 and Hwy. #36 as well as the main Medicine Hat - Lethbridge C.P.R. (Canadian Pacific Railway) line.

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Contact Information

4900A - 50 Street

Taber, AB T1G 1T1

Tel: 403-223-5500

Fax: 403-223-5530

 

W: www.taber.ca

E: town@taber.ca

Population Information

Municipality 2100: 8104

Median Household Income 2005: $55,265

Median Family Income 2005: $64,237

 

Tax Rates

Municipal Tax Rates: 2012
Residential/Farmland: 9.3160
Non-Residential: 14.9211

Geographic Information
Location: 
Municipal District of Taber, Alberta
Major Highways: 
Highway 3, 36
Distance to Major Areas: 
50 km (32 miles) East of Lethbridge 272 km (169) Southeast of Calgary 98 km (60 miles) North of Coutts/Sweetgrass USA Border Crossing
Community Facts
Educational Facilities: 

High Schools (Public) 1
High Schools (Separate) 1
Junior High/Middle Schools (Public) 2
unior High/Middle Schools (Separate) 1
Elementary Schools (Public) 4
Elementary Schools (Separate) 1
Alternative Schools (Public) 1

Nearest Post-Secondary Institutions: 

Lethbridge, Alberta 50 km (32 miles)
Lethbridge College
Enrollment Approx. 3,800 FTE

University of Lethbridge
Enrollment Approx. 8,200 FTE

Community Information
Municipal Government: 

Mayor - Ray Bryant
Chief Administrative Officer - T. Greg Birch
Economic Development Officer - Jilliann Koroluk

Fire Protection: 

Taber has a volunteer fire department

Police Services: 
Taber is served by the Taber Police Force
Ambulance Services: 

Local ambulance serive is available Taber also has 911 service

Other: 

Justice Infrastructure - Provincial Court (Taber)

Electrical Power Providers in the Region: 

Fortis Alberta

Natural Gas Providers: 
ATCO Gas
Landfill/Waste Transfer Locations: 

Operated by Taber & District Waste Management Authority
Recycling: Facilities are available

Garbage Collection: 

Town of Taber

Water Services Supplier: 
St. Mary's River Irrigation District/Taber Irrigation District
Telecommunications: 

Telephone, wireless and high speed internet available.

Medical Services: 

Hospitals: 1
Health Units/Clinics: 2
Dental Offices: 3
Doctors: 13
Chiropractors: 3
Supportive Living Complexes: 2

Recreational/Cultural Assets/Community Facilities: 

Libraries: 1
Museums: 1
Golf Courses: 1
Swimming Pools:1
Ball Fields: 7
Parks: 13
Ice Arena: 1 (two ice surfaces)
Curling Rink: 1

Airport: 
Taber has an airport with a 914 metre paved runway and all-weather facilities. The nearest commercial and air freight services are in Lethbridge, 50 km west of Taber.
Accommodations: 

Motels/Hotels: 6
Total Rooms: 290
Conference Facilities: 5
Bed & Breakfasts: 1

Financial Institutions: 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Bank of Nova Scotia
Bank of Montreal
Royal Bank
First Choice Credit Union
ATB Financial

Business Support Organizations: 

Chinook Community Futures
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
Business Development Bank of Canada
Taber & District Chamber of Commerce

Major Employers: 
Horizon School Division Hostess Frito-Lay Products Ltd. Health Care Facilities Lantic (Rogers) Sugar Ltd. Taber Special Needs Lucerne Foods Husky Energy Baker Hughes Inc.