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.

COVID-19 (30 September 2020)

September 30, 2020

PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE IS ONE ACTIVE CASE ON BIGSTONE CREE NATION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

When someone is notified they have tested positive, they have to legally self isolate.  Contact tracing will happen and all those contacted need to follow the Public Health Measures. The privacy laws are to protect people and we want to ensure we do all that we can to assist these cases and their privacy is respected.  

COVID-19 (29 September 2020)

September 29, 2020

PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE ARE 9 CONFIRMED CASES IN THE MD OF OPPORTUNITY NO. 17, 2 ON BIGSTONE CREE NATION RESERVE, AND 1 IN CALLING LAKE (ADDRESS ISSUE).

COVID-19 Update

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September 9, 2020

PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE ARE NOW 4 ACTIVE CASES IN THE MD OF OPPORTUNITY NO. 17, 6 ACTIVE CASES IN THE MD OF SLAVE LAKE AND 4 ACTIVE CASES IN THE COUNTY OF ATHABASCA

PLEASE REMEMBER TO FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES

MD of Opportunity No. 17 Emergency Management

A message from the MD Reeve Marcel Auger

https://www.facebook.com/1791455711074682/videos/1220154704983411/

 

COVID-19

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

 BIGSTONE CREE NATION & MUNICIPALITY DISTRICT NO. 17

 

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.

COVID-19 (25 September 2020)

September 25, 2020

BIGSTONE CREE NATION HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF FIRST CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE ON RESERVE

The confirmed case is self-isolating as per the Public Health Measures and privacy laws mandate that the person cannot be named and we want to ensure their privacy is respected.

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