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.

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.

2020 April 27 Special Meeting Notice

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April 16 2020 - Leadership Update - Final Version 2



April 16, 2020

Hello and Tansi;


We would like to clarify a few things for the residents;


The Emergency Command Centers would like to address that in recent passed bylaws by both governments that “anyone leaving the community and upon return is to Quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days”.


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COVID-19 Test Site

COVID-19 test site

In order to help us identify possible COVID-19 infections in Wabasca, we now have a testing site to begin testing residents. 

The test is fast, painless and will help us ensure the safety of Wabasca when COVID-19 arrives through early identification and assessment of cases.

Should you or your loved ones experience ANY of the following flu-like symptoms:

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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.