Newell Facts

The Brooks & Newell area is unique and distinct from other communities in the province. To learn more about the Brooks & Newell area please explore the information below.

Where's Newell?

The Brooks & Newell area is readily accessible to Canada's major east-west transport route (Highway 1 - Trans Canada), north via Highway 36 to connect the County to northern Alberta oilsands, and south via Highway 36 or Highway 875 to the U.S. border and I-15 - a major north-south trade route terminating at Los Angeles/San Diego. The county is located in the heart of the Palliser Triangle in...

Demographics

With a total population of 24,662 the Brooks & Newell area boasts a highly diverse demographic profile. Throughout the county numerous ethnicities, religions, and languages are present, as the region can be considered one of the most multi-cultural county’s throughout the province. With this high level of diversity residents are tolerant and harmonized with one another and the...

Newell’s History

The history of the land that is known as the Brooks & Newell area ranges from the time of the dinosaurs at Dinosaur Provincial Park, to the coming of the pioneers and railroad construction. Ranging further to the developments in today’s irrigation agriculture and the oil and gas industry. The County of Newell No. 4 was incorporated on January 1, 1953 through the amalgamation of the Municipal...

Weather & Climate

The Brooks & Newell area is located in the semi-arid region of Alberta. The region is a part of Alberta’s sun-belt and receives approximately 2300 hours of sunlight annually, one of the sunniest places in Canada! The average amount of precipitation annually is 13.7 inches, with an average temperature high of 10.9° Celsius and an average low of -2.4° Celsius. However even within winter the...


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