Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87/Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada

September 18-20, 2024 / Registration Deadline: September 4, 2024

The Municipal District of Bonnyville

Encompassing a large portion of northeastern Alberta, the Municipal District of Bonnyville consists of over three million acres of farmland and large expanses of natural parkland and lakes. Strengthened by the resource industries of agriculture, petroleum, and forestry, the M.D. of Bonnyville is one of the largest and most diversely developed rural districts in Alberta. The M.D. of Bonnyville is a welcoming place to live with ample career and business opportunities and a unique rural lifestyle.

The M.D. is located in the center of the Cold Lake Oil Sands area, the second largest in Alberta.

With a population is 11,889, the M.D. has a labour force participation rate of 67.8%, a total property assessment of $5.7B, $18.6M total value in development permits, $118M in land title transfers, 7.78% of M.D. residents have a university certificate, diploma, or degree, 17.57% of M.D. residents have college or non university certificates or diplomas and, 14.24% have apprenticeship trade certificates or diplomas.

There is a strong business culture in the community. The M.D. is committed to being a leader and innovator in local municipal governance, services, and economic prosperity”. Post secondary institutions work with business and industry to maintain and develop relevant training options including micro credentials. Progressive, passionate, connected, agile, collaborative, and innovative these are attributes of our community. Innovative industry leaders include Imperial Oil, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Cenovus, collaborative businesses include Charlotte Lake Farms.

We are investment-oriented and a development enabler with favorable industrial and residential land costs and business friendly zoning.

What we offer:

Target Industries: Energy, value added agriculture, renewable technologies, and Defense procurement.

Services: business intelligence, development permits, zoning, and support from our concierge team.

Advantages: speed of processing, cost of permitting and zoning, clarity of expectations, information for business case development, competitive taxes, proximity to industry and their inputs AG/Oil & Gas/Defence

The M.D. of Bonnyville has been successful in facilitating development. In the last decade the M.D. processed development permit values for the Imperial Oil Nabiye Site in excess of $34 million.

The M.D. of Bonnyville employs a Concierge Process with Planning and Development and Economic Development, allowing for streamlined business development activities. The M.D. has strong economic fundamentals. The M.D.  Planning department is very competitive with its associated fees and average approval times.

The M.D. of Bonnyville is fortunate to have within its boundaries six industrial subdivisions of various sizes with available occupancies.

The M.D. is in the design stage for the replacement of the Airport Terminal Building at the M.D. of Bonnyville’s Regional Airport set to come before council with a budget of several million dollars.

The M.D. has undertaken a destination management plan for Kinosoo Ridge Resort. The proposed investment for the expansion at full buildout is expected to exceed $13 million. The proposed expansion includes alpine coaster, amphitheatre, French Bay Campground M.D. Park upgrades, ice wall, mini golf, mountain bike/scenic chairlift, pickleball/family ice rink, chalet upgrades and yurts.

While the Kinosoo Ridge Resort expansion demonstrates the M.D.’s commitment to economic diversification through investment, it also shows the M.D.’s dedication to providing excellent quality of life for its residents.

The M.D. of Bonnyville is proud of its quality of life with urban centers providing services to its residents offering big box stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and accommodations that provide unique products and personalized services. The surrounding lakes provide plenty of summer and winter recreation opportunities, resulting in an enviable lifestyle. The M.D. is a welcoming place to live with ample career and business opportunities.

Housing options are plentiful in the M.D. of Bonnyville. There are opportunities to live on farms, hobby farms, acreages of five to 10 acres, rural subdivisions with lots ranging from half an acre to five acres, or in our hamlets offering single or multifamily lots. The M.D. also has rural and commercial zoning to accommodate both family home and business on the same property.

The M.D. of Bonnyville has a strong sense of community. While we embrace our history, we are open and welcome to new opportunities. As home to Canada’s largest Canadian Air Force base, we have the unique opportunity to watch the progression of the Future Fighter Program and Canada’s role in NORAD and NATO.

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Our Site Selectors will share their insights on the latest trends and best practices, and provide you with information you need to make informed decisions about your economic development efforts.

Accommodations

SiteLink will be Hosted at Best Western Cold Lake Inn at 4815 52 Street, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada T9M 1P1.

Special SiteLink Attendees can receive a rate of $149.99 CAN per night (plus applicable taxes & fees).

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Wednesday, September 18, 2024

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open: Best Western/Cold Lake Inn  (5315 48 Avenue, Cold Lake, Alberta T9M OK9, Canada)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception.  (To Be Determined)

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Exclusive Sponsorship Only Dinner with the Site Selectors.  (Location To Be Determined)

Thursday, September 19, 2024

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast:  (Best Western Cold Lake Inn, Cold Lake, Alberta)

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome:  Mr. Paige Webster, President, Webster Global Site Selectors and Local Dignitaries

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Paige Webster, Webster Global Site Selectors

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
SiteLink Forum Break

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Site Selector #2

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Site Selector #3

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
SiteLink Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
SiteLink networking with Site Selectors. These rapid-format interaction sessions between attendees and site selectors are extremely valuable and an opportunity to promote your community’s economic development efforts.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
​Site Selector #4

11:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
SiteLink Recreation Activities. (Box Lunch included) unique to SiteLink, this is the time for you to unwind and join your peers in unique recreation options including: .  You will enjoy the activities we have planned for you and expand your network at the same time.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Dinner with Keynote Speaker:  Shane Getson, MLA

Friday,  September 20, 2024 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast (Best Western Cold Lake Inn, Cold Lake, Alberta)

8:00 –  8:30 a.m.
Site Selector #5

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
SiteLink Interaction with Site Selectors

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Site Selector #6

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Site Selector #7

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Round Table of Questions and Answers with all Site Selectors. ​

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