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high_river was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for high_river, Scotland. Today, high_river is a scenic bedroom community and industrial centre.
Nose Creek, which runs through high_river, is the focal point of a number of city parks and green spaces including Nose Creek Park.
Recent annexation of land by high_river to the south, coupled with recent expansion of Calgary's city limits in July 2007, have placed the two cities' boundaries within only a few kilometres of each other.
high_river is home to several sporting franchises. Major teams include the Knights of high_river, a senior men's lacrosse team that plays in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The high_river Thunder, a Jr. B level hockey team that competes in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Team high_river is a Jr. C level hockey team that competes in the Calgary Jr. C Hockey League.
high_river is served by the high_river Airport.
high_river launched the InterCity Express (ICE) in the fall of 2010, connecting high_river and Calgary transit hubs by a two-way express bus service. Local bus service is provided by high_river Transit.
Most students attend high_river school from early September to late June. A wide range of schools are available, such as public, Catholic, Francophone, charter, and private, offering innovative programs such as home education, online schools, and alternative programs. Provincial tests ensure that the highest standards are maintained. These tests also allow teachers and parents to determine how students are doing and what help they may need.
Alberta has no health insurance premiums, but you must register. Most people living and working in Alberta get free access to medical clinics or hospitals and most medical services covered under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.
high_river offers a full slate of resident services, with any services not available in the city easily obtainable in nearby.
Many high_river own a vehicle. To drive a car, truck, or van, you need a driver’s licence, insurance, and registration for your vehicle. Exchange a driver's licence from outside Alberta Many cities have transit systems with public buses, while Calgary and Edmonton also have train transit systems.
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