Code of the West

The Code of the West was first chronicled by the famous western writer, Zane Grey.  The men and women were bound by an unwritten code of conduct.  The values of integrity and self-reliance guided their decisions, actions and interactions.  In keeping with that spirit, we offer this information to help the citizens of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 who wish to follow in the footsteps of those rugged individualists by living outside city limits.  

Introduction

This document is not intended to dissuade anyone from living in the country, but it is important to know that life in the country is very different from life in the city.  

Rural governments provide a different type of service than that provided in urban areas.  The following information is provided to help make an educated and informed decision when choosing to purchase or develop land outside the boundaries of incorporated cities, towns or villages.  

Agriculture

Mother Nature

The Property

Access

Utility Services

Conclusion

There are several unique challenges that M.D. residents, Council and Administration confront, as presented in this article.  Working together can make the difference.  The information is by no means exhaustive.  There are other issues you may encounter that we have overlooked and we encourage you to be vigilant in your duties to explore and examine those things that could cause your move to be less than you expect.  The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 staff will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.  

Please contact us for more information at:  

  1. Administration 403 627-3130
  2. Public Works 403 627-3130
  3. Agricultural and Environmental Services 403 627-3130
  4. E-mail: info@mdpinchercreek.ab.ca

Government Departments 

  1. Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development – www.agric.gov.ab.ca
  2. Alberta Environment Water Resources Administration Division http://www.environment.alberta.ca/2013.html

Please note the links to the left and the centre of the page.

 

Updated December 2016

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Box 279
1037 Herron Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
Phone: 403-627-3130       Fax: 403-627-5070
Email: info@mdpinchercreek.ab.ca

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Box 279
1037 Herron Avenue
Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
Phone: 403-627-3130
Fax: 403-627-5070
Email: info@mdpinchercreek.ab.ca
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