The local school is K-3 and is known as the A.P.P.L.E. Centre, an acronym for 'Amisk Public Primary Learning Environment'. The excellent staff provide a well-rounded and diverse learning experience - scholastically, artistically & physically. Children from surrounding municipalities attend the lower grades in Amisk. Those attending grade 4-12 are bussed to Hughenden Central, 10 km east.
Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Construction are the largest employers in the region. CFB Wainwright is an easy distance.
Commutes are short and stress free - no long lineups, traffic jams or rush hours. And if you work from home, wireless high speed Internet access is available.
It's Alberta, so there is a lot of sky and a lot of sunshine. Local lakes beckon you for swimming, boating or fishing and recreation areas entice you into either chasing a baseball or disappearing in a good book. If you're after either activity or relaxation, you're covered.
It's the country, but it isn't necessarily quiet. Whether it is the low hoot of a great horned owl, the slough songs of the boreal chorus frog or the eerie call of a mother fox luring danger away from her kits, there is always something going on at midnight.
You don't spend very long in a rural area like Amisk until you're introduced to, "the wave." It takes the form of various styles of finger wiggles you'll see as you pass people on the road. Some lift almost a whole palm off the steering wheel, while others just tip their index finger at the first knuckle. It's a small town style of acknowledgment.
When we Canadians think about water at all, it is usually in complaint. Fortunately, Amisk gives you little reason to do so. There are (unmentioned) communities in the area with high iron content, alkaline depositing, buckshot hardness or just plain skunky smell. When you think about them,
you can hoist them a glass!
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