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The County of Newell has a full range of recreation, health, emergency, education, and cultural amenities. In addition, it offers the small community spirit that inspires a sense of belonging and provides a stable atmosphere where people thrive. The cost of living is generally more affordable than in larger urban centres.
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The County of Newell 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.
Distance to Canadian Destinations
|Medicine Hat, AB||107||67|
Distance to U.S. Destinations
|Great Falls, MT||392||245|
|Wild Horse, MT||251||156|
|Los Angeles, CA||2395||1497|
Canada/US Border Crossings
There are two primary Canada/U.S. border crossings south of the County of Newell:
- Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana (open 24 hours, seven days a week) - southwest U.S. via I-15
- Open 24 hours, seven days a week
- Wild Horse, Alberta/Montana - Eastern U.S. via Highway 41 south of Medicine Hat
- Open 8:00am to 5:00pm, Oct 1 - May 14; and 8:00am to 9:00pm from May 15 to Sept 30, 7 days a week
The City of Brooks is a trucking centre with 14 transportation and hauling companies located in the City. The companies service local industry and are fully equipped to haul all products and goods to major freight centres and ports across Canada and the U.S.
CP Rail's main line (Montreal to Vancouver) runs northwest to southeast through Bassano, Brooks, and Tilley within the County of Newell, with the closest rail yard in Medicine Hat. From Calgary, there are lines heading north to Edmonton and south to the Canada/U.S. border at Coutts.
The Brooks Airport (2800 foot runway, paved) is a part of the Alberta airport network with the airport serving the agricultural application, flight training, and air charters in the area.
The Bassano Airport (2950 foot runway, paved) is located 1 km north of the Town of Bassano.
The Calgary International Airport (two hours west of the County) is a hub for most major airlines.
The County of Newell is mainly a rural community. However, we service eight hamlets within our boundaries.
Other municipalities within the County of Newell borders include:
City of Brooks201 - 1st Avenue West
PO Box 879, Brooks, AB. T1R 0Z6
Town of Bassano502 - 2nd Avenue
Box 299, Bassano, AB. T0J 0B0
Village of DuchessBox 158, Duchess, AB. T0J 0Z0
Village of RosemaryBox 128, Rosemary, AB. T0J 2W0