More than 5400 people inhabit the area, including some 2,000 residents of the Bigstone Cree Nation Reserves. Brimming with cultural and historical treasures, the place and its peoples are a mesmerizing mix of past achievements, present activity, and future possibilities.

ECC Procedures - Red Earth Creek

ECC Procedures - Red Earth Creek

COVID-19 Update (March 23, 2020) - Community access limitations and curfew



As of today March 23, 2020, Bigstone Cree Nation and the MD of Opportunity have passed motions which will limit access to the communities as recommended by our Emergency Coordination Centre. This will be conducted by road monitoring stations. Right now the number of confirmed cases in our communities is 0 and we would like to keep it that way. The only people allowed into our communities will be the community members and the essential service providers.

COVID-19 Update (March 20, 2020)

Hi this is Marshall Auger, Reeve of MD of Opportunity and Chief Silas Yellowknee of Bigstone Cree Nation.


The MD of Opportunity and Bigstone Cree Nation declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) today March 20, 2020.  This State of Local Emergency (SOLE) will effect the communities of Wabasca, Calling Lake, Sandy Lake, Chipewyan Lake and Red Earth Creek.

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

This is a message from Reeve Marcel Auger of the MD of Opportunity #17 and Chief Silas Yellowknee of Bigstone Cree Nation on Coronavirus (COVID 19).

These preparations are based on recommendations from Alberta Health and Canada Health.

At this time Alberta is categorized as low risk; however, we cannot overstate the importance of personal hygiene, mainly washing hands often, minimizing touching your face and avoiding large gatherings.

MD of Opportunity No. 17 Emergency Management Facebook Page

For up to date information regarding the wildfires in the MD No 17 Areas please follow the link to the MD of Opportunity No. 17  Emergency Management Facebook page.

Open Economic Development Request for Proposals

2018-19 Council Regular, Delegation & Budget Meeting Schedule

Things to do in the MD of Opportunity

Located roughly three hours north of Edmonton, Alberta Canada is the MD of Opportunity. The region plays host to eight major lakes, countless other pristine bodies of water and five campgrounds. Any outdoor enthusiast will enjoy the rugged, rustic landscape. This is truly a place to get away from it all.