BVM - Jan 2015 - page 108

108 Business View - January 2015
Gateway to the Rockies
“Growth is definitely on Hinton’s horizon”
The Alberta community of Hinton was established dur-
ing the building of the Grand Truck Pacific Railway, in
the early days of the 20th century. Nestled in the foot-
hills, minutes from the base of the Rocky Mountains,
Hinton was traditionally a transportation hub, as the
community is strategically located on the Trans-Can-
ada Yellowhead Highway as well as the CN main rail
line, which both connect the town with major commu-
nities and key Pacific ports.
Hinton’s residents, who enjoy world-class leisure and
recreational opportunities – such as skiing, mountain
biking, canoeing, and fishing – also benefit from and
support the growth and development of the town’s
strong economic activity.
Resource industries like coal mining and pulp mill-
ing helped account for intermittent population shifts
across several decades prior to the arrival of the 21st
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