Resession hurt Ketchamoot, but slowly new activity being seen at subdivision
According to developer Ayub Umarji, 45 developed lots remain available in the Ketchamoot Plains subdivision, while 22 have been sold, and houses have begun to spring up.
The development name, chosen by the Town of Tofield, commemorates Chief Ketchamoot, who, according to the Town of Tofield website, “came from Fort Pitt in 1860 to help the local Crees against their traditional Blackfoot enemies. Victorious, he remained in the area, and is buried on the bank of the Ketchamoot Creek.”
The Ketchamoot creek emptied into Beaverhill Lake.
Umarji said that development began before the recession hit, and at that time, all 67 lots were spoken for as the proposed Sherrit’s coal gasification project was to bring many new residents to the area; but, when the project fell through lot cancellations occurred.
For more see the July 8/14 issue of the Tofield Mercury