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the complete M.D. of Opportunity Community Profile
Municipal District
of Opportunity No. 17
PROFILE
November 2009
Developed by
Prairie Wind Consulting Inc.
Contents
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................. 4
HISTORY ......................................................................................................... 5
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY ...................................................................... 6
Soil ............................................................................................................... 6
Climate ......................................................................................................... 6
Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 ........................................................ 7
Population .................................................................................................... 9
Language ................................................................................................... 10
Families and Households ………………………………………………………12
Economy .................................................................................................... 14
Land Availability and Usage ....................................................................... 17
Labour Market ............................................................................................ 21
Employment Training Supports................................................................... 23
Business Directory 2009 ............................................................................. 27
BUSINESS RESOURCES ............................................................................. 46
EDUCATION AND TRAINING ....................................................................... 51
Educational Attainment Levels by Age Group ............................................. 51
Education – Major Field of Study ................................................................ 52
School Divisions and Schools ..................................................................... 53
Post-secondary Institutions ......................................................................... 54
Libraries ..................................................................................................... 54
QUALITY OF LIFE ......................................................................................... 55
Health, Wellness and Social Service Supports ........................................... 55
Social Supports .......................................................................................... 57
REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND SERVICES ........................................ 59
Provincial Government Representative....................................................... 60
Federal Government Representative .......................................................... 60
Neighbouring Governments ........................................................................ 60
Licensing and Taxation .................................................................................. 62
Business License Fees ............................................................................... 62
Protective Services ........................................................................................ 63
Emergency Response ................................................................................ 63
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Police and By-law Enforcement .................................................................. 63
Fire Protection ............................................................................................ 64
Ambulance (EMS) ...................................................................................... 64
Infrastructure .................................................................................................. 65
Transportation ............................................................................................ 65
Energy and Utilities ..................................................................................... 66
High Use Delivery Service Rates ................................................................ 67
Media and Communications ........................................................................... 73
Radio Stations ............................................................................................ 73
Newspapers ............................................................................................... 73
Telephone .................................................................................................. 74
Cable Television ......................................................................................... 74
Internet Service Provider ............................................................................ 74
Tourism and Hospitality Services ................................................................... 75
Regional Tourism Marketing Organizations ................................................ 75
Provincial Tourism Marketing Organizations ............................................... 75
Recreation ..................................................................................................... 76
Tourism Amenities ...................................................................................... 79
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INTRODUCTION
Those who live in, work in and visit the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
understand how aptly its name describes this natural haven. As the third largest
Alberta municipality in geographical size, this region of 3.14 million hectares has
abundant room for exploration, adventure and initiative, which is reflected in its
remarkable progress and growth in recent years.
Rich in natural resources, the M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 is experiencing major
development within the petroleum and forestry industries, exploration in diamond
mining, and expansion of its tourism sector.
Amid the lushly forested countryside and pristine lake waters, more than 5,000
people, including some 2,000 residents of the Bigstone Cree Nation, inhabit the
area, most living in seven small communities. Mindful of the cultural and
historical treasures in their midst, the people of the M.D. of Opportunity also have
an affinity for the land based on respect for its bounty and a sense of
responsibility for its gifts.
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HISTORY
The fur trading era in the 1800s had a significant impact on north-central
Alberta’s indigenous people. Woodland Cree, who had mostly displaced the
original Athapaskan peoples in the mid-1700s, intermarried with European fur
traders, creating a new population of Métis inhabitants.
Wabasca, home to many Cree and Métis people, served as the trade centre for
smaller settlements further north, such as Peerless, Chipewyan and Trout lakes.
The primary economic supports at that time were fishing, trapping and freighting.
From 1897 to 1899, the Klondike Gold Rush brought a surge of prospectors
through northern Alberta. In addition, settlement pressures were beginning to
cause conflict. This persuaded the federal government to take a more active role
in the affairs of the north, culminating in the negotiation of Treaty 8. It was initially
signed by the Cree at Grouard, followed by those in other communities, including
the Wabasca area. Métis claims were dealt with by issuing scrip, in the form of
cash or homestead land.
Eventually, after Alberta became a province in 1905, this large area northeast of
Lesser Slave Lake was placed under the administration of Improvement District
17 East (North). In 1995, it was incorporated as the Municipal District of
Opportunity.
Reflecting this historical and cultural context are the names of the various
communities. Wabasca is derived from the Cree word “wapuskau”, meaning
“grassy narrows”; Desmarais is named after Father Alphonse Desmarais, the first
missionary there; Chipewyan Lake refers to the Chipewyan Indians, who wore
tunics that the Cree called “cheepo wyan” – pointed skins; Calling Lake was
given its moniker because of the peculiar sounds produced as it freezes; and
Peerless Lake was known for its “peerless beauty”.
This fascinating blend of history, culture, rich resources and raw beauty
characterizes the M.D. of Opportunity. It is a land filled to overflowing with the
prospects of a glowing future.
Source: Community Profile for the Municipal District of Opportunity,
Lesser Slave Lake Community Development Corporation
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LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY
The M.D. of Opportunity is located in the boreal region of north-central Alberta,
approximately 375 km north of Edmonton. The Municipal District takes in
approximately 29,180 square kilometers of land that receives an average annual
precipitation of 490 mm and 2,174 annual hours of sunshine.
Elevations vary, but the highest point in Wabasca is 373 meters feet above sea
level. Topography and ecosystems are diverse, including vast expanses of
mixed-wood forest broken by numerous lakes, muskegs and rivers, the rolling
hills of the Pelican Mountains, and some farmland supported by Class 3 and 4
soils.
Secondary Highways 754, 813, 686, and primary Highway 88 link the population
within the M.D. with the outside communities of Slave Lake, Athabasca and
Peace River. The M.D. is also served by an airport south of Wabasca.
SOIL
Soil classification for this area is class 3 and class 4. Class 3 and 4 are
considered capable of sustained use for cultivated field crops
Source: Community Profile for the Municipal District of Opportunity,
Lesser Slave Lake Community Development Corporation
CLIMATE
Temperature:
Daily Average
(°C)
Standard
Deviation
Daily
Maximum (°C)
Daily Minimum
(°C)
Precipitation:
Rainfall
(mm)
Snowfall
(cm)
Precipitation
(mm)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
-16.7
-12.6
-6.1
3.2
9.2
14.5
16.5
15.5
9.5
3.6
-7.2
-13.7
5.6
6
3.9
2.4
4.4
0.9
1
1.7
1.8
1.8
4.5
4.6
-10.8
-5.5
0.9
9.7
15.4
20.2
22
21.4
15
8.5
-2.3
-8.2
-22.5
-19.7
-13.1
-3.3
3
8.8
11
9.6
4
-1.4
-12.1
-19.1
0.3
0.7
1.3
11.1
45.5
79.2
96.9
58.8
47
18.2
1.9
1.1
24
17.7
15.3
8.9
2.1
0
0
0
1.5
7.2
18
23.1
22.5
17.2
15.8
20.2
47.5
79.2
96.9
58.8
48.4
25.9
19.2
23.4
Source: Environment Canada May 2009
For information on Alberta Weather visit Environment Canada website:
http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca
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POPULATION
Total population 2001 Statistics Canada Census:
3,037
Total population 2006 Statistics Canada Census:
2,847
Population change 2001 – 2006 (%):
-6.3
Total population 2007 Municipal Census:
3,259
Population Census by Community
2000
2003
2007
Wabasca/Desmarais
Red Earth Creek
Calling Lake
Trout Lake
Peerless Lake
Sandy Lake
Chipewyan Lake
1439
360
497
347
408
157
82
1373
386
496
362
341
130
82
1410
398
415
369
447
130
90
TOTALS
3690
3570
3259
Note:
All statistics contained in the balance of this document were sourced from the Statistics
Canada 2006 Census unless otherwise stated.
Population – Aboriginal Peoples
M.D. Opportunity No. 17
Total
Males
Females
Total
Alberta
Males
Females
Total Aboriginal
and non-Aboriginal
Identity population
2,840
1,480
1,355
3,256,360
1,630,870
1,625,490
Aboriginal identity
population
2,390
1,210
1,185
188,365
91,740
96,625
Non-Aboriginal
identity population
445
265
175
3,067,990
1,539,125
1,528,865
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LANGUAGE
Mother Tongue
Total Population
English only
French only
English and French
Other language(s)
Total
2835
1435
15
0
1385
Male
1480
790
15
0
675
Female
1360
650
0
0
705
Total
2840
2760
0
30
50
Male Female
1480
1355
1430
1330
0
0
20
10
30
20
Knowledge of Official Languages
Total Population
English only
French only
English and French
Neither English nor French
Language Spoken Most Often at Home
Total Population
English
French
Non-official language(s)
English and French
English and non-official
language(s)
French and non-official
language(s)
English, French and nonofficial language(s)
Total
2835
1745
0
1025
0
65
Male Female
1475
1355
930
815
0
0
520
510
0
10
30
35
0
0
0
0
0
0
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FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS
Selected Family Characteristics
Total census families
Married/couple families
Common-law couples
Lone-parent families
Female one-parent families
Male one-parent families
Average number in all census families
Average number in married/couple families
Average number in common-law couple families
Average number in lone-parent families
Average number in female lone-parent families
Average number in male lone-parent families
Median income 2005 – all families
Median income 2005 – married/couple families
Median income 2005 – common-law families
Median income 2005 – lone-parent families
Median income 2005 – female lone-parent families
Median income 2005 – male lone-parent families
Median after-tax income 2005 – all census families
Median after-tax income 2005 – married/couple families
Median after-tax income 2005 – common-law couple families
Median after-tax income 2005 – lone-parent families
Median after-tax income 2005 – female lone-parent families
Median after-tax income 2005 – male lone-parent families
730
280
255
195
145
50
3.5
3.6
3.7
3
3
2.8
$42,926
$55,917
$45,748
$25,785
$25,785
$25,664
$40,912
$52,251
$43,060
$25,052
$25,273
$24,000
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Selected Household Characteristics
Total private households
Couple households with children
Couple households without children
One-person household
Other household type
Average household size
Median income in 2005 – All private households
Median income in 2005 – Couple households with children
Median income in 2005 – Couple households without children
Median income - One-person household
Median income - Other household type
Median after-tax income – All private households
Median after-tax income – Couple households with children
Median after-tax income – Couple households without children
Median after-tax income – One-person households
Median after-tax income – Other household type
Monthly payments rented dwellings
Monthly payments owner-occupied dwellings
845
315
155
150
225
3.4
$45,808
$55,201
$52,398
$19,825
$42,858
$42,992
$51,942
$49,756
$19,054
$40,404
$651
$484
Family Income by Community*
WabascaDesmarais
Peerless
Lake
Red Earth
Creek
Trout Lake
Median family income
$55,232
$30,400
$59,120
$33,728
Average family income
$64,393
$31,294
$56,010
$36,567
Median family income
$65,024
$35,584
$58,943
$39,808
Average family income
$73,685
$36,733
$52,924
$40,872
Median family income
$71,936
$32,224
$55,904
$40,768
Average family income
$83,831
$36,273
$41,120
$44,058
$55,637
$35,968
0
$33,792
Family income in 2005 of
all families
Family income in 2005 of
couple families
Family income in 2005 of
married couple families
Family income in 2005 of
common-law families
Median family income
*In some communities sample populations were insufficient for statistical purposes. These
communities have been omitted for this reason.
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Income in 2005 of Population 15 Yrs and Over: By Community
WabascaDesmarais
Peerless
Lake
Red Earth
Creek
Trout
Lake
Total income in 2005 of
population 15 yrs and over
With income under $1,000
30
20
20
10
$1,000-$9,999
160
85
45
50
$10,000-$19,999
140
70
10
80
$20,000-$29,999
115
50
15
25
$30,000-$39,999
90
10
15
10
$40,000-$49,999
75
10
10
20
$50,000-$59,999
45
10
10
10
$60,000 & over
105
0
45
0
Median income
$23,648
$13,152
$30,388
$14,416
Average income
$30,478
$15,942
$34,263
$16,803
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ECONOMY
Natural resources are the basis for the economic prosperity of the M.D. of Opportunity.
Oil and gas exploration and extraction, along with forestry logging, have generated
substantial economic development in the region for decades. More recently, diamond
exploration activities have sparked hopes for the birth of industrial-quality diamond
mining in M.D. fields.
However, the mining of rich tourism potential is perhaps a more realistic goal for the
near future. The M.D.’s natural attributes have had limited external exposure until
recently; however, since the district’s significant improvements to camping and
recreational areas in recent years word is spreading rapidly – the lakes, woods and
wildlife are gems worth travelling for.
The provincial government’s planned construction of a highway from Fort McMurray to
Peace River is expected to have a positive impact on all economic sectors. The road
will traverse the M.D. of Opportunity, opening up the northern area to more industrial
growth.
Industry Profiles
Forestry
Logging and the production of wood products have been important to the M.D.’s
prosperity for decades, thanks to the magnificent stands of boreal timber. Considerable
employment and contract work is generated in the production of pulp, lumber, veneer,
oriented strand board and other by-products.
Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (ALPAC) is the largest operator, with a mill located
near Calling Lake and an office in Wabasca. Companies headquartered outside of the
M.D., but conducting work within it, include: Weyerhaeuser Canada, Vanderwell
Contractors, Alberta Plywood and Slave Lake Pulp Corporation.
The industry’s commitment to sound forest resource management and environmental
stewardship is a good indicator of continued economic success.
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Oil and Gas
Primary and secondary industries associated with oil and gas exploration and extraction
have mushroomed in the M.D. of Opportunity, particularly where major fields surround
the hamlets of Wabasca, Red Earth Creek and Calling Lake. This thriving activity has
yielded a higher tax base for the M.D. and substantial employment and entrepreneurial
opportunities for residents.
Major oil and gas companies operating in the M.D. include: Alberta Energy Company,
Canadian Natural Resources, Northstar Energy Corporation, Conoco-Phillips,
PanCanadian Resources, Gibson Energy, Husky Oil, Chevron, Devon Canada,
Enerplus, Bronco Energy, EnCana and Shell.
Agriculture
There is a limited amount of mixed farming at the southern end of the M.D.
Tourism
For those who enjoy outdoor escapes the M.D. of Opportunity offers nearly endless
activities. Bountiful fishing is one of the biggest attractions, but other popular pursuits
are camping, boating, canoeing, hiking, swimming, picnicking and eco-touring.
Two provincial parks – Calling Lake and Rock Island Lake – provide excellent fishing
and camping facilities. The Lions Club Wabasca Recreational Area boasts many recent
camping upgrades, along with a fishing pier and boat launch areas. There are
numerous day-use areas with swimming and picnicking sites.
Other M.D. communities provide a wide variety of activities: Red Earth Creek has a
shooting range and travel amenities; Sandy Lake and Peerless Lake, with their serene
beauty and healthy fish stocks, are ideal locations for bird watchers. Trout and
Chipewyan Lakes are home to abundant forms of wildlife.
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Labour by Industry
Agriculture/resource based
Construction
Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Finance/Real Estate
Health Care/Social
Services
Education
Business
Other Services
Total
190
155
25
10
85
10
Male
170
140
20
0
30
10
Female
25
15
0
0
55
0
90
15
70
180
145
255
45
115
130
140
25
120
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LAND AVAILABILITY AND USAGE
Municipally Developed Land
For zoning information within the Municipal District of Opportunity, contact the
Development Officer at (780) 891-3778.
Zoning Codes
E
R1
R2
CR
RMH
CH
HG
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Resources District
Residential District
Residential District
Country Residential District
Manufactured Home Park District
Highway Commercial District
Hamlet General District
CL
B
M
UR
P
I
RR
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Community Lease District
Business District
General Industrial District
Urban Reserve District
Conservation District
Institutional / Recreational District
Recreation Residential District
Municipal Land
Wabasca- Chipewyan Calling Peerless
Desmarais
Lake
Lake
Lake
Total M.D.
Land Mass in
hectares
(millions)
Amt of land
owned by M.D.
in acres
% UR District
% HG District
% B District
% GI District
% R1 or R2
District
% E District
% P District
% Combined
P-HG District
Red
Earth
Creek
Sandy Trout
Lake Lake
3.14
3.14
3.14
3.14
3.14
3.14
3.14
8800
No data
3680
No data
2720
1120
No
data
40
25
25
0
60
30
0
5
0
0
0
70
90
0
0
0
0
5
5
0
5
5
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
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Land Development and Sales Policy (L-1) (L-2) (L-3)
Municipal Lots are valued at the following rates:
Wabasca
Serviced residential lots 0.99 acre to
Service lots greater than 1.5 acres ……………………………$10,000 per ½ acre
Red Earth Creek
Services residential lots 0.99 acres or less and
All others …………………………………………………………$10,000 per ½ acre
Sandy Lake
Serviced residential lots 0.99 acres or less
to 1.5 acres or greater ………………………………………….$10,000 per ½ acre
Unserviced lots ……………………………………………………$5,000 per ½ acre
Calling Lake
Serviced residential lots 0.99 acres or less
to 1.5 acres or greater ………………………………………….$10,000 per ½ acre
Unserviced lots ……………………………………………………$5,000 per ½ acre
For more information contact the MD at [email protected]
Property Values
Lot Locations
Approximate Price
Residential Lots with improvements Red Earth Creek, Wabasca ……………$90,000 - $110,000
Residential Lots without improvements Red Earth Creek, Wabasca ……… $50,000 - $140,000
Industrial Light & Heavy Red Earth Creek, Wabasca ………………………..$175,000 - $310,000
Commercial ……………………………………………………………………... $500,000 - $800,000
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Development and Construction
2009 Estimated Assessed Value
Peerless Lake
$796,486.00
Trout Lake
$545,000.00
Red Earth Creek
$1,319,600.00
Crown
$6,209,000.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
Wabasca
$10,224,200.00
Calling Lake
$1,095,000.00
2008 Commercial Revenue
Sandy Lake
Com m ercial
Num ber of Perm its: 1
Num ber of Tow ers: 1
Value: $40,000.00
Calling Lake
Com m ercial
Num ber of Perm its: 2
Num ber of
Building/Motel: 2
Value: $494,000.00
Red Earth Creek
Com m ercial
Num ber of Perm its: 10
Num ber of Security
Residence: 1
Num ber of
Shops/Buildings: 8
Num ber of Hom e Based
Business: 1
Trout Lake Com m ercial
Num ber of Perm its: 1
Num ber of Stores: 1
Value: $100,000.00
Wabasca Com m ercial
Num ber of Perm its: 35
Num ber of
Shops/Buildings: 32
Num ber of Hom e Based
Business: 3
Value: $2,243,300.00
Grand Total
2008
$3,347,300.00
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2008 Residential Development Revenue
Calling Lake
Residential
Num ber of
Perm its: 29
Num ber of Mobile
Hom es: 5
Num ber of Stick
Built Hom es: 4
Num ber of
Accessory
Buildings: 19
Recreational: 1
Value:
Sandy Lake Residential
Num ber of Perm its: 7
Num ber of Mobile Hom es: 2
Num ber of Accessory
Buildings: 5
Value: $266,500.00
Wabasca Residential
Num ber of Perm its: 79
Num ber of Mobile
Hom es: 23
Num ber of Stick Built:
9
Num ber of Accessory
Buildings: 43
Red Earth Creek
Residential
Num ber of
Perm its: 11
Num ber of Mobile
Hom es: 6
Num ber of
Accessory
Buildings:5
Value: $3,034,177.00
Value: $851,000.00
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LABOUR MARKET
Labour Force Activity – M.D. of Opportunity
Total population 15 yrs and over
In the labour force
Employed
Unemployed
Not in the labour force
Participation rate (%)
Employment rate (%)
Unemployment rate (%)
Total
1950
1195
1020
180
750
61.3
52.3
15.1
Male
1040
705
595
110
330
67.8
57.2
15.6
Female
905
485
420
70
420
53.6
46.4
14.4
Occupations by Community
Total experienced labour
force 15 yrs and over: All
occupations (20% sample
data)
Management
Business, finance and
administration
Natural & applied sciences
and related
Health
Social science, education,
government service and
religion
Art, culture, recreation and
sport
Sales and service
Trades, transport,
equipment operators and
related
Occupations unique to
primary industry
Occupations unique to
processing, manufacturing
and utilities
WabascaDesmarais
Chipewyan
Lake
Calling
Lake
Peerless
Lake
Red
Earth
Creek
Sandy
Lake
Trout
Lake
605
25
70
100
160
30
90
105
0
10
10
115
0
10
190
0
10
30
45
10
20
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
0
10
0
0
110
0
10
25
35
10
30
25
0
0
0
0
10
0
280
20
30
20
10
20
40
280
0
50
30
70
10
25
110
0
10
75
10
0
20
65
0
0
75
0
0
115
Note: Statistics for Wabasca and Desmarais have been combined
throughout this document.
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Language of Work
Population 15+ who worked since 2005 1265
English 1095
French 0
Non-official language 40
English and non-official language 120
Place of Work Status
Total
Male
Female
Employed 15+
1015
595
420
Works at home
90
60
35
Works outside Canada
0
0
0
No fixed workplace address
250
215
35
Worked at usual place
675
320
350
Worked in census subdivision
(municipality) of residence
520
250
265
Worked in different census subdivision
(municipality) within the census
division (county of residence
120
40
75
Worked in a different census division
(county)
35
25
0
Worked in a different province
0
0
0
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EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SUPPORTS
Alberta Employment and Immigration
Source: http://employment.alberta.ca/
Dial 310-0000 for toll-free, province-wide access. From a cellular telephone, enter #310
(for Telus-Bell) or *310 (for Rogers Wireless).
Programs & Services
(click on the underlined program titles below to be directed by hyperlink to the
appropriate web page – or contact the department by the telephone number listed
below)
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
Alberta Child Health Benefit
Career Information Hotline
Careers in Motion
Employment Standards
Human Resources
Immigration
Income Support
Land Agents Licensing
Mediation Services
Professions & Occupations
Student Funding Contact Centre
Workplace Effectiveness
Workplace Health & Safety
Youth Connections
Alberta Employment and Immigration Offices
Canada - Phone: 1-866-644-513
Athabasca Alberta Service Centre
3rd Floor Duniece Center
4810 - 50 Street
Athabasca T9S 1C9
Phone: 780-675-2243
Fax: 780-675-2655
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation:
8:15 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (This office also provides
career counselling)
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Minister's Office
You can contact the Minister of Employment and Immigration at:
423 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5K 2B6
Phone: 780-415-4800
Fax: 780-422-9556
Deputy Minister's Office
You can contact the Deputy Minister's Office at:
10th Floor, Labour Building
10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5K 0G5
Phone: 780-427-8305
Fax: 780-422-9205
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Source: www.hrsdc.gc.ca
Employment Programs and Services
Aboriginal Human Resources Development
Strategy
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership
(ASEP)
Job Creation Partnerships program
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
Employment Assistant Services
Self-Employment program
Skills Development program
Targeted Wage Subsidies program
Youth Employment Strategy programs:
Career Focus
Skills Link
Summer Work Experience
Contact: Slave Lake Service Canada Centre
Sawridge Plaza, 100 Main Street South
Slave Lake, Alberta
Tel. 1-800-622-6232
Hours of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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Services Offered
All Canadians
Apprenticeship Grants
Job Bank
Social Insurance Number Application
Chinese Head Tax
Pleasure Craft Licensing
Aboriginal People
Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic
Investment Fund
Common Experience Payment (CEP)
Families and Children
Canada Pension Plan Children's Benefits
Canada Pension Plan Survivor's Pension
Employment Insurance Family Supplement
Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit
Employment Insurance Compassionate Care
Benefits
Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental
Benefits
Universal Child Care Benefit
Labour and Workplace Information
Wage Earner Protection Program
Newcomers to Canada
Foreign Credentials Referral
People with Disabilities
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits
Seniors
Allowance for the Survivor Program
Guaranteed Income Supplement
Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension
Old Age Security
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Workers
Canadian Forces Recruitment Awareness
Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
Employment Insurance and Workers and/or
Residents Outside Canada
Employment Insurance Fishing Benefits
Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Recruitment
Awareness
Youth and Students
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY 2009
The business community in the M.D. of Opportunity is typical of the smaller centres and
rural areas of Alberta in that it is primarily made up of small businesses. Small
businesses are defined by Statistic Canada as having fewer than 100 employees if they
produce goods, or fewer than 50 employees for service-producing firms,
The M.D. is home to a wide variety of retail/service, commercial, light and heavy
industry, and highway commercial ventures.
While these businesses provide much-needed services throughout the MD, there are
many additional opportunities that are required.
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
BCN Child Development Centre
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bernadette Sawan
#35 BCN Road
Box 599, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2291
780-891-2124
[email protected]
www.bigstone.ca
daycare
11
childcare
25
0
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Place
Bigstone Counselling Services
Bigstone Health Commission
Theresa Belanger
Res 'A'
N.N.A.D.A.P. Box 840, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3777
780-891-2015
[email protected]
addictions, mental health counselling
12
counselling
8
Duran Trail Bldg #40
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Place
Bigstone Health Commission
Bigstone Cree Nation
Mabel Gladue
Reserve 166A, #40 Duran Trail
P.O. Box 1590 Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-1000
780-891-3222
health care services
7
non-insured health benefits for registered treaty status people
7
Duran Trail Bldg #40
27
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Products/Services
Bigstone Health Commission
Bigstone Cree Nation
Alice Reid, ACEO/Dominica Shawana, DCCC
Reserve 166A, #40 Duran Trail
Box 1020
780-891-2000 or 1-877-767-7060
780-891-2623
health care services
community health home care
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Bigstone Pharmacy Ltd.
Bigstone Cree Nation
Diane Knutson
28 BCN Road
Box 507, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2750
780-891-2755
[email protected]
www.bigstonehealth.ca
pharmacy
13
full service dispensary/front store
8
Bigstone Cree Nation
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Medical Clinic
Bigstone Cree Nation
Audrey McLeod
Res 'A', Bigstone Professional Bldg
Bigstone Professional Bldg
780-891-3839
780-891-2696
medical clinic
3
4
Bigstone Cree Nation
Contact Person
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Seasonal Employees
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
Bigstone Community School/Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik
Gladys Cardinal
Box 930, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3830
780-891-3831
school
11
47
Bigstone Band Social Services
Bigstone Cree Nation
Lena Young
Calling Lake
sub-office
780-331-3880
780-331-2032
social service needs for band members in Calling Lake
20
1
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Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
Bigstone Cree Nation Treaty Land Entitlement
Bigstone Cree Nation
Loretta Gladue
Calling Lake
Sub-office, Box 17, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-2731
780-331-2732
[email protected]
treaty land entitlement
9
1
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Calling Lake Crews-4-U Ltd.
Albert Dequaine
Albert Dequaine
Calling Lake
Box 60, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-2853
780-331-2858
[email protected]
heavy equipment, general labour
6
general labour, gravel, dirt and sand hauling, forestries contracts in summer
4
summer 15, winter 20
2 gravel trucks, 1 water truck, 1 hoe, 1 Cat
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Calling Lake School
Northland School Division
Trish Cardinal
Calling Lake
Box 120, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-3774
780-331-2277
[email protected]
education
75
ECS to grade 12, special needs assistance
27
computers, smart boards, video conferencing equipment
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
Calling Lake Lodge
Reg Tancowny
Intersection Hwy 813 & Townsite Street, Calling Lake SW 16-72-21-W4
Box 69, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-2220
780-331-2225
[email protected]
hotel/motel
5
motel accomodation, meal services, open camp services
1
4
Calling Lake
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Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
Jo-Kat Lodge
Alvin Bancarz
Alvin Bancarz
Calling Lake
Box 240, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-2000
lodging
1
lodging and restaurant
10
10
Calling Lake
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
Jo-Kat Store
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Place
Moosehorn Market
Jin Wang
Jin Wang
Calling Lake
P.O. Box 270, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-2100
780-331-3809
food/fuel
10
confectionary, fuel
4
Calling Lake
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Orloff Ent. Ltd.
Clarence Cardinal
Clarence Cardinal
P.O. Box 174, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-3952
780-331-2621
construction, road maintenance
20
1
grader, back hoe, Cat, gravel truck
Calling Lake
Calling Lake
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Ward Chemical
Al Rorchinsky
Matt McGinnis
Calling Lake
P.O. Box 146, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-3820
780-331-3734
calcium plant
20
extracting calcium, hauling to other facilities
5
3
Tracy Kannick
Tracy Kannick
Calling Lake
P.O. Box 30, Calling Lake T0G 0K0
780-331-2008
780-331-2006
retail
4
confectionary, fuel, liquor, laundromat
4
3
Calling Lake
30
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Ace Open Camp
Reg Tancowny
321 Pipeline Road, Red Earth Creek
Box 219, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-2282
780-649-2280
[email protected]
hotel/motel
2
seasonal open camp services
0
4
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
Apex Distribution
Apex Distribution
Kevin Lemay
Red Earth Creek
Box 145, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-2122
780-649-2142
[email protected]
oilfield supply store
10
4
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Products/Services
Place
ATB Agency
Choo Siew Hoay
Janet Choo
Red Earth Creek
Box 330, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-1200
780-649-1206
banking
banking
Hwy 88
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Black Gold Anchors Ltd.
Carleton Kennedy
Travis Kennedy/Nick Kemelaquen
Red Earth Creek
P.O. Box 230, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3450/3448
780-649-3694
[email protected]
oilfield services
16
8
winter 20-30, summer 10-15
vacuum/tank/anchor/water trucks, hydrovac/steamer/combination units, truck &
lowboys, D4H Cat
Red Earth Creek
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Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Black Gold Camp Services
Reg Tancowny
189 Hwy 88, Red Earth Creek
Box 219, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-2221
780-649-2229
[email protected]
hotel/motel
1
hotel/meal/open camp services
1
4
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
676853 Alberta Ltd. o/a C-Six Water Hauling, C-Six Tire Shop
Trent/Tracy Caldwell
Trent/Tracy Caldwell
Red Earth Creek
Box 27, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3861
780-649-3387
[email protected]
water hauling/tire shop
14
haul potable water and water for spraying, tires, oil changes, etc.
7
4
4 potable trucks, 1 commercial truck, Bobcat
Red Earth Creek
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
C.E. Franklin Ltd.
Austin McIntyre
Red Earth Creek
Box 79, Red Earth Creek, T0G 1X0
780-649-1100
780-649-2387
www.cefrankline.com
oilfield supplies
1
haul potable water and water for spraying, tires, oil changes, etc.
4
4
Red Earth Creek (1 yr.), Canada-wide (50 yrs)
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Devon Canada
Cory Tuffs
Red Earth Creek
Box 56, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3698
780-649-3747
oil/gas production
1
haul potable water and water for spraying, tires, oil changes, etc.
35
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Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
EOS Pipeline & Facilities Inc.
Dean Peterson
Darryl Nast
Bag 5000, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3797
780-649-2277
oilfield pipeline maintenance/construction
20
pipeline construction, clearing/brushing/mulching, ice road & bridge construction,
transportation/hauling, facility construction/maintenance, pile driving, pumpjack
assembly/maintenance, steel sales
50
150
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Red Earth Lodge Ltd.
Glen Stenabaugh
Drew Keoughan
275 Hwy 88
111745 - 231 Street, Edmonton T5S 2C5
780-649-2422
780-649-2022
[email protected]
www.redearthlodge.ca
open camp
3
oilfield accomodations, catering
3
10
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Red Earth Inn
John Hong
Jackie York
123 Hwy 88
Box 110, Red Earth Creek T0G1X0
780-649-3750
780-649-3553
[email protected]
www.redearthinn.com
open camp
motel, restaurant, bar, liquor store
14
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Red Earth Store
Georges Jadot
Steve Arsenault
119 Hwy 88 North
Box 170, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3435
780-649-3434
[email protected]
grocery store
17
everything
20
4
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Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Place
Red Earth Post Office
Georges Jadot
Cindy Kelly
Red Earth Store
Box 170, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3435
post office
10
mail and other products relating to such
1
2
Hwy 88, Red Earth Creek
Red Planet Trucking Ltd.
Mike Wigston
Mike Wigston
Lot 465 Industrial Drive North
Box 258, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3401
780-649-3993
[email protected]
www.redplanettrucking.com
oilfield hauling, gravel sales, pipe yard, inventory
18
oilfield hauling, gravel sales, gravel hauling, pipe yard and inventory facilities,
highway hauling
9
10
picker trucks, winch tractors, bed trucks, highboys, lowboys, gravel belly dumps
Red Earth Creek
McLaughlin & Sons (2007) Ltd. o/a Enermax Services Inc.
Enermax Services Inc.
Dale Weishaar
Red Earth Creek
Box 207, Red Earth Creek
1-888-649-3939
780-649-3455
[email protected]
oilfield hauling
25
potable water, vacuum trucks, crude hauling, gravel hauling, mowing, snowplowing,
pressure truck, hot oilers
30
5
loader, water trucks, tractors, mowers, hot oilers, pressure trucks, combo vac units,
tank trucks, super B tankers
Red Earth Creek
Newalta Corporation
Newalta Corporation
Henry Plantinga/James Parvy
12-13-87-9-W5
Box 208, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3793
780-649-3402
[email protected]
www.newalta.com
oilfield/industrial waste disposal
15
waste/production water disposal, waste oil disposal, lube oil & glycol disposal
8
Red Earth Creek
34
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Northern Waste Disposal Ltd.
Bruce/Louise Phelps
Bruce Phelps
Red Earth and area
Box 420, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3742
780-649-3794
[email protected]
waste management
19
waste container rentals 3 to 30 yd., collection and disposal
4
1
front load bin dump truck, roll off truck, Kubota rubber track hoe, 20 to 30 yd. roll-off
containers
Red Earth Creek
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Operations North (1999) Ltd.
Mark North
Mark North
365 Industrial Drive
Box 412, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-4077
780-649-2171
[email protected]
oilfield trucking
10
6
4
two truck-mounted 30 ton cranes
Anywhere within Alberta
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
# Permanent Employees
Place
Pennwest Energy Trust
Pennwest
Claude Routhier
Red Earth
Bag Service #3, Slave Lake T0G 2A0
780-649-3730
780-649-3533
oil company
14
Red Earth Creek
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Place
Quinn Pumps
Douge Quinn
Dwain Short
#204 Hwy 88
Box 67, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-2227
780-649-2226
[email protected]
www.quinnpumps.com
oil field service
30
servicing down-hole pumps
4
Red Earth Creek
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Red Earth Creek
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
RCMP
Sgt. Paul Gagne
153 Hwy 88
Box 80, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3992
780-649-3858
[email protected]
www.quinnpumps.com
police
community policing
7
regular police equipment
Red Earth Creek
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
S2H Contracting
Scott Cowan
Scott Cowan
Red Earth
Box 182, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-4214
welding and maintenance truck
2
2
welder truck, picker truck, 2 ton
Red Earth Creek
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Silver Tip Enterprises Ltd.
Dale/Joan Lundquist
Dale/Joan Lundquist
Lot 227 Hwy 88 N.
Box 247, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3925
780-649-3926
[email protected]
18
welding, automotive mechanical, misc. oilfield rentals, portable toilets, hotshot,
envirobin rentals
6
10
welding trucks, picker trucks, 30 ft. to 32 ft. gooseneck trailers, 350 JD Cat, Case
packer, forklifts, envirobins, portable toilets
Red Earth Creek
True Value Hardware
George Cambridge
Chris Pawlick
#249 Main Hwy
Box 130, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-2730
780-649-2726
hardware store
10
hardware supplies, paint, small appliances, toys, pet supplies, seasonal items
2
1
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Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Max Fuel Dist. Ltd.
Ingo Von Wackerbarth
Scott Ballard
Red Earth Creek
Box 101, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3666
780-649-3536
[email protected]
bulk fuel & oil distributor
11
fuel and oil
2 tandem fuel trucks, Bobcat
Red Earth Creek
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
M Miller's General Store
Darcy/Sherry Miller
Darcy/Sherry Miller, Kathy Maze
245 Hwy 88
Box 159, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-3423
780-649-3762
[email protected]
grocery store
16
groceries, liquor
8
3
Red Earth Creek
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Neufeld Propane
Parkland Ind.
Dave Supernault
Red Earth Creek
Box 338, Red Earth Creek T0G 1X0
780-649-6111
780-649-6115
[email protected]
www.parkland.ca
propane supply
9
supply commercial and residential propane
5
2
4 bulk trucks, 1 picker truck and access to more
Red Earth Creek
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
AA Team Construction Inc.
David Sawchyn
David Sawchyn
2231 Airport Road
Box 300, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-0048
[email protected]
http://donjac.com/ateam/
paving, excavating, concrete, oilfield construction and maintenance, equipment rental
29
oilfield, industrial, commercial, residential
8
12
dozers, hoes, graders, gravel trucks, skid steer loaders, rock truck, pad foot packers,
winch tractor/lowboy, rubber tire hoe, frost pounding equipment
Wabasca and Edmonton (12533 - 128 Street, 780-447-4846)
Place
37
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Alberta Job Corps
Ron Plourole
Jennie Sinclair
891 Mistassiniy Road Main Street South
P.O. Box 179, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3930
780-891-3881
program
Wabasca
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Apex Distribution
Landon Yurko
Wabasca
1111 Industrial Way, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2654
780-891-2675
[email protected]
www.apexdistribution.com
oilfield supply
4
pipe, valve, fittings, safety
4
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Years in Business
Bigstone Oilfield (B.O.S.S.)
Bigstone Cree Nation
Ron Sinclair
Wabasca
Box 429, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2677
780-891-2658
[email protected]
2
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
Burger Baron
Mouallem Catering
Honey/Ali/Jim
975 Mistassiuy Road
Box 223, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2200
restaurant
4
Varies
Varies
Wabasca
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
BVL Construction Services
David Zabot
David Zabot
Wabasca
Box 369, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-8910
780-891-8914
[email protected]
oilfield & general construction/maintenance
12
welding, construction, maintenance
72
30
track hoe, Bobcats, picker trucks, one/two/five ton
Wabasca
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Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Wabasca
Contact Person
Location
Phone
Fax
Website
Bus Type
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
C.E. Franklin Ltd.
Smith International, publicly traded
Danny Gemmell
1051 Pelican Industrial Park
Box 658, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2333
780-891-2344
[email protected]franklin.com
www.cefranklin.com
oilfield supply
6 months
pipe, valve, fittings, consumables
6
forklift, one ton pickup, one ton flat deck pickup
Wabasca (6 mos.), Canada wide (50 years)
Canada North Camp
Paul McCracken
Peggy Waddleton
Wabasca
Box 208, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3391
780-891-3441
[email protected]
www.canadanorthcamp.com
hospitality/accomodations
10
Canada Post
Nichole Cardinal/Fay Cardinal
985 Mistassiniuy Road
780-891-3030
780-891-2578
www.canadapost.ca
post office
mailing supplies, postage, xpresspost, packaging solutions
3
2
E & M Foods
Eric Auger & Sons Contracting Ltd.
Gloria Yellowknee
Box 360, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3806
780-891-3040
grocery store and gas bar
2.5
Eric Auger & Sons Contracting Ltd.
Eric Auger & Sons Contracting Ltd.
Dennis Auger
Wabasca
P.O. Box 360, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3751
780-891-3752
[email protected]
oilfield lease and road building
11
approx 25
approx 50-75
excavators, snowcats, dozers, graders, buncher, rock trucks, delimber, skidder, water
trucks, marookas, tractors
Wabasca
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Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Seasonal Employees
Golden Opportunity Medical Clinic
MD of Opportunity #17
Michelle Grach
871A Mistassiniuy Road
Box 1320, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2847
780-891-3148
medical clinic
2.5
medical doctors
4
computers
Wabasca SE 23-80-25-W4
Jennifer's Airport Lodge
Reg Tancowny
Corner Mistassiuy Road/Eagle's Landing
Box 628, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2297
780-891-2298
[email protected]
hotel/motel
3
seasonal open camp services
5
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Jennifer's Open Camp Ltd.
Reg Tancowny
1019 Hwy 813
Box 628, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2267
780-891-2215
[email protected]
hotel/motel
4
motel accommodations, meal services, open camp services
2
15
Wabasca
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Mistassiniy School
Randy Chernipeski, Acting Principal
Mistassiniy Road
Box 750, 909 Noel Drive, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3949
780-891-3676
[email protected]
school
4
education
60
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Mistikoosoo Mechanical & Towing
Sophie & Gerald Gambler
773-5592
Res 'A'
Box 1713, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2139
towing
4
landscaping, parts (salvage), mechanical, towing, lockout, 24 hrs.
1
4
tow truck, Cat, Bobcat, dump truck
Res 'A'
40
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
NAPA Auto Parts
Shawn Molloy
Shawn Molloy
Wabasca
P.O. Box 97, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3600
780-891-3615
retail
6
automotive parts, safety supplies, industrail supplies, work wear, heavy truck
8
1
freight truck
Wabasca
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
North Eight Contracting Ltd.
Bigstone Cree Nation
Victor Auger, Superintendant
Wabasca
P.O. 608, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3681
780-891-2681
[email protected]
oilfield construction
9
oilfield construction and services
12
15+
Cats, track hoes, trucks, lowboys, water trucks, gravel trucks, ATVs
Wabasca
Wabasca
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Place
Northern Lakes College
Marilyn Salter
Wabasca
Box 240, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3766
780-891-3099
[email protected]college.ca
www.northernlakescollege.ca
education
careers, university studies, academic upgrading, workforce development, safety
courses
12
15+
Cats, track hoes, trucks, lowboys, water trucks, gravel trucks, ATVs
Wabasca
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Noralta Lodge
Lance Torgerson
Greg Cameron
Wabasca
2712 - 5th Street, Nisku T9E 0H1
780-955-8410
780-979-1111
www.noraltalodge.com
accommodations
11
full service lodging
35
10
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Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
914246 Alberta Ltd. o/a Schroder Oilfield Service
Felix Schroder
Felix Schroder
Wabasca
Box 777, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3109
780-891-3107
[email protected]
oilfield maintenance and construction
8
oilfield maintenance and construction, road and lease construction, water and sewer
construction
20
40
Wabasca
Wabasca
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Website
Bus Type
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
RCMP Desmarais
Sgt. Shawn Hodgins
861 Mistassiniy Road
Box 270, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3768
780-891-3883
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
government - service provider
policing
11
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
SRD
SRD
Dan O'Brien
2810 Neewatin Road
Box 30, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3860
780-891-3890
[email protected]
forestry (fire)
30
domestic license, tag fur, fire permits
4
15
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Spruce Ridge Industries
Ken Beaudry
Ken Beaudry
2156 Airport Road
Box 219, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3224
[email protected]
lumber, trucking
20
lumber, gravel trucks
1
2
tire loader, Bobcat, tandem trucks, skidder, sawmill
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Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
St. Theresa School
Northland School Division #61
Don Tessier
2753 Neewatin Drive
Box 210, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3833
780-891-3893
[email protected]
school
70+
teaching
57
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
The Cutting Edge
Margaret Brooks
Margaret Brooks
Jennifer's Open Camp, 1091Hwy. 813
Box 628, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2267 Ext. 313
beautician services
5
ladies' and men's hairstyling, ear piercing
1
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
The Liquor Shack
Jerry Willier
Jerry Willier
960 Mistassiniy Road
Box 1832, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-4044
780-891-4048
[email protected]
retail liquor store
5
liquor and related products, ice
4
2
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Place
Tosik Development Corporation
Katarzyna Loboda
Paul Moszkiewia
Wabasca
P.O. Box 690, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-773-3839
780-891-2926
land and multiplex development
1
construction
2
20
Wabasca
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Machinery & Equipment
Location
W.A.T. Holdings Ltd.
Wayne Taron
2196 Airport Road
Box 1170, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3006
780-891-2377
[email protected]
oilfield construction
30
15
10
mulchers, dozers, graders, track hoes, tire hoes, gravel truck, water truck, lowboy
Wabasca
43
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Wabasca Healthcare Centre
Alberta Health Services
Kirk Richardson, Facility Manager
881 Mistassiniy Road
Box 450, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891- 3007
780-891-3784
[email protected]
www.albertahealthservices.ca
acute care health services
21
lab, x-ray, ems, emergency room, in-patients
43
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
Place
Wabasca Car & Truck Wash
Barb Bell
Barb Bell
2301 Mistassiniy Road
Box 27, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2550
780-891-2256
public car/truck wash
10
lab, x-ray, ems, emergency room, in-patients
43
Wabasca
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Mailing Address
Fax
E-mail
Website
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Wabasca Communications
Russell Loughridge
Russell Loughridge
Box 705, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-2256
[email protected]
www.wabasca.ca
public car/truck wash
2
oilfield safety tickets, computer repair, high speed Internet
1
2
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Years in Business
Wabasca
Bus Owner
Contact Person
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
Bus Type
Years in Business
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Wabasca Water World & Fitness Centre
MD of Opportunity #17
Mitch Carter
870 Mistassiniy Road South
Box 60, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3900
780-891-2904
[email protected]
5
681454 Alberta Ltd. o/a Wabasca Steak & Pizza
Abdul and Sana Mouallem
Sana Mouallem
2165 Mistassiniy Road
Box 458, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3334
780-891-3341
Restaurant
13
8
5
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Wabasca
Bus Owner
Location
Mailing Address
Phone
Fax
E-mail
Bus Type
Years in Business
Products/Services
# Permanent Employees
# Seasonal Employees
Waterlou Trucking Ltd.
Louis R. Beaver
2125 Mistassiniy Road
Box 338, Wabasca T0G 2K0
780-891-3868
780-891-3868
[email protected]
potable water
25
haul potable water
5
2
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BUSINESS RESOURCES
Alberta Aboriginal Relations
Source: aboriginal.alberta.ca
Alberta Aboriginal Relations works with Aboriginal communities and other partners to enhance
social and economic opportunities for Aboriginal people in Alberta.
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Work with other government departments to support the development of programs and
policies that affect Aboriginal people in Alberta
Advise and sometimes lead agreements between the provincial government and
Aboriginal groups
Administer Métis Settlements legislation.
Help resolve Aboriginal land-based issues.
Coordinate First Nation land and resource development consultations.
The following list of information can be accessed by contacting Alberta Aboriginal Relations as
noted below.
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Aboriginal Co–operatives in Canada: Current Situation and Potential for Growth
Canada Business: Services for Entrepreneurs-Business Information Specific to
Aboriginal Peoples
Canada Business: Government Programs and Services for Aboriginal Businesses
Canada Revenue Agency: Tax Information for Aboriginal Peoples
CIDA's Indigenous Peoples Partnership Program (IPPP)
INAC: Aboriginal Business Canada
INAC: Economic Development
INAC: Journey to Success Aboriginal Women's Business Planning Guide (PDF)
INAC: Northern Economic Development Industry Canada: Aboriginal Business Directory
Service Canada: First Nations Workers and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Contact Alberta Aboriginal Relations:
Calling Toll Free in Alberta
Dial 310-0000, prior to the area code and telephone number for toll-free, province-wide access.
From a cellular telephone, enter #310 (for Telus-Bell) or *310 (for Rogers Wireless).
Deaf/hard-of-hearing callers with a TDD/TTY, call 427-9999 in Edmonton or 1-800-232-7215
throughout Alberta.
General Inquiries
You can contact our ministry information line at 780-427-8407.
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Minister's Office
You can contact the Minister of Aboriginal Relations at:
Legislature Office
Room 203 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
Canada T5K 2B6
Phone: 780-422-4144
Fax: 780-644-8389
Deputy Minister's Office
You can contact our Deputy Minister's Office at:
19th fl Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8
Phone: 780-415-0900
Fax: 780-415-6144
Contact the Government of Alberta by:
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Submitting your comments or questions using this on-line form. Your feedback is
important to us!
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Calling the toll-free province-wide Alberta Connects comment line at 310-4455.
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Faxing a letter to Government of Alberta at 780-422-2852.
To fax toll-free within Alberta, dial 310-0000 then 780-422-2852.
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Mailing a letter to: Government of Alberta
PO Box 1333
Edmonton, AB T5J 2N2
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Alberta Finance and Enterprise
Source: www.finance.alberta.ca/
Regional Development Branch
5th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 4L6
Main reception: 780-427-2005
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Head Office
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Diane Simsovic, Executive Director, Regional Development Branch
Jan Couper, Branch Administrator
George Brosseau, Director, Regional Alliance Development
Mark Vandenberghe, Regional Development Project Officer
Heidi Hoover, Special Projects Officer
Rita Arsenault, Client Services Representative (CSR)
Roger Cole, Senior Director, Regional and Community Adaptation
Rick Siddle, Senior Director, Strategic Regional Projects
Karen Wronko, Director, Regional and Community Adaptation
Regional Offices:
Grande Prairie
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Bob Hall, Director, Regional Development
Nicole McMullan, Industrial Development Officer
High Prairie
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Greg Radstaak, Director, Regional Development
Peace River
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Michael Cheeks, Director, Regional Development
Cathy Gillis, Client Services Representative
Industry Canada
Source: www.ic.gc.ca/
This [website] contains information on companies, statistics, financing, innovation,
research, science and technology, intellectual property, radio, spectrum and
telecommunications, regional and rural development, regulations and standards,
sustainability and environment, as well as trade and investment.
Contact Information
Online: [email protected]
Telephone: 613-954-5031
Toll-free: 1-800-328-6189 (Canada)
TTY (for hearing-impaired only): 1-866-694-8389 (toll-free)
Fax: 613-954-2340
Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday to Friday.
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Mailing Address:
Industry Canada Web Service Centre
Industry Canada
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Canada
Industry Canada offers information in the following areas. (By clicking on these topics
you will be directed to the appropriate web page.)
Business Tools and Resources
Start-up, Federal Incorporation and Support
Electronic Commerce
Company Directories
Economic and Market Research/Statistics
Financing
Innovation, Research, Science and Technology
Biotechnology and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Innovation
Research Programs and Assistance
Science and Technology
Intellectual Property
Radio, Spectrum and Telecommunications
Regional and Rural Development
Regulations and Standards
Sustainability and Environment
Trade and Investment
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Lesser Slave Lake Community Development Corporation
Source: www.cflsl.com
The Lesser Slave Lake Community Development Corporation assists small businesses and
communities in Alberta’s Lesser Slave Lake region in building their capacity to succeed,
supports the region’s economy by providing business counseling services and business loans
for new and existing businesses, and actively encourages the entrepreneurial spirit in young
people and people with disabilities.
Visit the organization’s website or contact the office:
105 - 6 Avenue N.W.
Box 2100
Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0
Ph: (780) 849-3232
Fax: (780) 849-3360
Email: [email protected]
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Educational Attainment Levels by Age Group
0 - 14
15 – 24
25 - 34
35 - 64
Age Group Population Total
1945
515
410
855
Total Males in Age Group
1040
285
220
455
905
230
190
395
No certificate, diploma, degree (Total)
1225
385
240
465
No certificate, diploma, degree (Male)
690
215
135
265
No certificate, diploma, degree (Female
540
170
105
200
High school/equivalent (Total)
290
100
60
115
High school/equivalent (Male)
140
60
35
45
High school/equivalent (Female)
155
45
30
65
Apprenticeship, trades diploma (Total)
145
10
20
115
Apprenticeship, trades diploma (Male)
115
0
20
90
35
10
10
20
College, non-university certificate
(Total)
185
15
50
110
College, non-university certificate
(Male)10
65
0
25
35
College, non-university certificate
(Female)
125
10
30
80
University below bachelor level (Total)
20
0
0
15
University below bachelor level (Male)
10
0
0
10
University below bachelor level
(Female)
15
0
10
15
University certificate, diploma, degree
(Total)
75
10
35
35
University certificate, diploma, degree
(Male)
25
0
0
20
University certificate, diploma, degree
(Female)
45
10
25
20
Total Females in Age Group
Apprenticeship, trades diploma
(Female)
51
Education – Major Field of Study
No post-secondary degree (Total)
1520
No post-secondary degree (Male)
830
No post-secondary degree (Female)
695
Education (Total)
65
Education (Male)
15
Education (Female)
45
Visual/Arts, IT (Total)
0
Visual/Arts, IT (Male)
0
Visual/Arts, IT (Female)
0
Humanities (Total)
0
Humanities (Male)
0
Humanities (Female)
0
Social, behavioural science, law (Total)
30
Social, behavioural science, law (Male)
0
Social, behavioural science, law (Female)
30
Business, management/public admin (Total)
85
Business, management/public admin (Male)
25
Business, management/public admin (Female)
60
Physical, life science, tech (Total)
0
Physical, life science, tech (Male)
0
Physical, life science, tech (Female)
0
Math, computer, IT (Total)
10
Math, computer, IT (Male)
0
Math, computer, IT (Female)
0
Architecture, engineering, related (Total)
110
Architecture, engineering, related (Male)
110
Architecture, engineering, related (Female)
10
Agricultural, natural resources, conservation (Total)
15
Agricultural, natural resources, conservation (Male)
10
Agricultural, natural resources, conservation (Female)
10
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School Divisions and Schools
Northland School Division No.61
P.O. Bag 1400, 9809-77th Avenue
Peace River, AB T8S 1V2
[email protected]
Phone: (780) 624-2060
Fax: (780) 624-5914
Toll Free: 1-800-362-1360
Mistassiniy School
P.O. Box 750, Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
Phone: 780-891-3949
Fax: 780-891-3676
e-mail: [email protected]
Grades: 6 to 12
Enrolment: 482
Teachers: 30
Para-professional: 12
St. Theresa School
P.O. Box 210, Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
Phone: 780-891-3833
Fax: 780-891-3893
e-mail: [email protected]
Grades: K to 5
Enrolment: 270
Teachers: 20
Para-professional: 18
Chipewyan Lake School
P.O. Box 1290, Wabasca, Alberta T0G
2K0
Phone: 780-899-3770
Fax: 780-899-3950
e-mail:
[email protected]
Grades: K to 12
Enrolment: 16
Teachers: 2
Para-professional: 2
Calling Lake School
P.O. Box 120, Calling Lake, Alberta T0G
0K0
Phone: 780-331-3774
Fax: 780-331-2277
e-mail: [email protected]
Grades: K to 12
Enrolment: 142
Teachers: 15
Para-professional: 8
Peerless Lake School
P.O. Box 30, Peerless Lake, Alberta T0G
2W0
Phone: 780-869-3832
Fax: 780-869-3831
e-mail: [email protected]
Grades: K to 12
Enrolment: 113
Teachers: 11
Para-professional: 10
Pelican Mountain School
P.O. Box 720, Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
Phone: 780-891-2442
Fax: 780-891-2369
e-mail:
[email protected]
Enrolment: 15
Teachers: 2
Para-professional: 3.6
Kateri School
P.O. Box 40, Trout Lake, Alberta T0G 2N0
Phone: 780-869-3990
Fax: 780-869-3833
e-mail: [email protected]
Grades: K to 12
Enrolment: 106
Teachers: 8
Para-professional: 11
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Post-secondary Institutions
Northern Lakes College
1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A3
Phone: 780-849-8600
Fax: 780-849-2570
Or Call Toll Free 1-866-652-3456
Web Site: www.northernlakescollege.ca
email [email protected]
Academic Upgrading Programs
Career Programs
University Transfer Programs (Sunrise Project)
Community Learning Services
Daycare Services
Bussing Services
Workforce Development
Calling Lake Campus
Box 13, Calling Lake, AB
T0G 0K0
Phone: 780-331-3925
Fax: 780-331-3799
Peerless Lake Campus
General Delivery, Peerless Lake, ABT0G 2N0
Phone: 780-869-3811
Fax: 780-869-3835
Wabasca Campus
Box 240, Wabasca, AB T0G
2K0
Phone: 780-891-3766
Fax: 780-891-3099
Loon River Campus
Box 9, Red Earth Creek, AB T0G 1X0
Phone: 780-649-3832
Fax: 780-649-3668
Libraries
Wabasca Public Library
Phone: (780) 891-2203
Web Site: www.wabasca.com/library
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
CLOSED
CLOSED
11:00pm
to 7:00pm
1:00pm
to 7:00pm
1:00pm
to 7:00pm
CLOSED
11:00am
to 4:00pm
Red Earth Public Library
Phone: (780) 649-2188
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QUALITY OF LIFE
The remote nature of many of the small communities in the M.D. of Opportunity
makes for hardy people with strong social networks. An impressive number of
services, facilities and organizations are backed by both local governments
and/or championed by an enthusiastic volunteer sector.
The residents’ health care needs are met through a regional health authority
which operates several community health offices in various locales, as well as
the Wabasaca General Hospital. Wabasca also has a state-of-the-art recreation
centre with a pool, fitness equipment and other wellness features. Policing,
ambulance and fire protection services are maintained throughout the region.
Health, Wellness and Social Service Supports
Hospitals and Health Centres
Aspen Regional Health Authority
Corporate Office
10003-100 St., Westlock, AB T7P 2E8
Phone: (780) 349-8705
Fax: (780) 349-4879
Wabasca General Hospital
P.O. Box 450
881 Mistassiniy Road, Wabasca, AB
Phone: (780) 891-3007
Fax: (780) 891-3784
24 – Hour Emergency Service
Peerless Lake Health Centre
Box 90, Peerless Lake, AB T0G 2W0
Phone: (780) 869-3930
Fax: (780) 869-2053
Trout Lake Health Centre
General Delivery, Trout Lake, AB
T0G 2N0
Phone: (780) 869-3922
Fax: (780) 869-2053
Red Earth Creek Health Centre
Box 109, Red Earth Creek, AB T0G 1X0
Phone: (780) 649-2242
Fax: (780) 649-2029
Calling Lake Community Health
Centre
Box 82, Calling Lake, AB T0G 0K0
Phone: (780) 331-3760
Fax: (780) 331-2200
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Health Care Clinics and Professionals
Bigstone Dental & Orthodontic, Wabasca … (780) 891-2722
Bigstone Medical Clinic, Wabasca … (780) 891-3839
Bigstone Referral Unit, Wabasca … (780) 891-3018
Bigstone Pharmacy, Wabasca … (780)-891-2750
Health Organizations and Support Groups
Wabasca/Demarais Family & Community Services Society … (780) 891-3778
Bigstone National Native Alcohol Drug Abuse Program … (780) 891-3777
Bigstone Social Development … (780) 891-3770
Bigstone Women’s Emergency Shelter … (780) 891-3333
Bigstone Economic Development & Human Resources … (780) 891-3313
Wabasca/Demarais Housing Authority … (780) 891-2877
Aspen Regional Health Authority … (780) 891-3931
Red Earth Creek Family & Community Support Services … (780) 649-2449
Aspen Regional Health Authority … (780) 649-2242
Calling Lake Aspen Health Authority … (780) 331-3760
Band Social Services … (780) 331-3880
Child Development Society … (780) 331-2005
Economic Development Foundation … (780) 331-2224
Referral Unit … (780) 331-3811
Preventions of Family Violence … (780) 675-7002
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Social Supports
Peer Groups
Girl Guides
Headstart Program
Summer Reading Program
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Red Earth Children's Association
Sunday School
Alberta Future Leaders
Music Program
Moms & Tots
Parent Council
Scrapbook Club
Economic Development
Rod & Gun Club
Teaches girls life skills, fun, and friendship
Children's discovery centre
Promotes reading
Teaches boys life skills, fun, and friendship
Playschool for children ages 3-5
School for youth
Summer program
Music program for youth
Mothers' support group
Parenting counselling
Promotes friendships
Helps with resumes, liaison, and job placement
Men's group
Volunteer Groups
Volunteer Fire Department
Lions Club
Municipal Library Board
St. John's Women's group
Victim's Services
Red Earth Rag
R.E.C. Community Club
Alcoholics Anonymous
Justice Committee
School Board
Calling Lake Sailing Club
24-hour emergency response
Community group
Promotes library
Women's group
Outreach program
Community newspaper
Supporter of various activities
Support group, counselling
Justice Committee
School Board
Sailing for pleasure or training
Churches and Church Organizations
St. Charles Catholic Church
Wabasca/Desmarais
St. Martins Catholic Church
Wabasca/Desmarais
St. John’s Anglican Church
Wabasca/Desmarais
Wabasca Revival Centre
Wabasca
Shiloh Tabernacle
Calling Lake
St. Leo’s Catholic Church
Calling Lake
Pentecostal Church
Calling Lake
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Community Events within the M.D. of Opportunity
EVENT
ORGANIZATION
DATE/TIME
LOCATION
Youth Campout
M.D. of Opportunity
Outreach Program
August 17 to 21
Trout Lake
Bigstone Cree Nation
August, dates vary
Wabasca
Annual campout for youth
Bigstone Treaty Days
Annual celebration of Bigstone Treaty days.
Parade, vendors, activities and entertainment, fire works
Canada Day
M.D. of Opportunity
August, dates vary
Wabasca
Annual community celebration of Canada Day.
Parade, vendors, activities, entertainment and fireworks.
Fish Derby
Local R.C.M.P
Detachment
June, dates vary
Wabasca
Annual community event
With various prizes to be one for the biggest fish caught (Jack, Pickeral, and White fish.
Ski-Doo Rally
Wabasca Lions Club
February family
long weekend.
Wabasca
Annual community event with cash and prizes given away.
The person with the highest hand wins.
Cost. Noel Sadee Annual
Golf Tournament
Local R.C.M.P
Detachment
August, dates vary
Slave Lake
Annual event held in Slave Lake Gilwood Golf & Country Club
Steak Dinner & and many prizes to be won.
Bigstone Health
Commission
Bigstone Band Health
Commission
Bigstone Band
Health Commission
Wabasca
St.Theresa School
May, dates vary
Wabasca
St.Theresa School
September, dates
vary
Wabasca
Annual Diabetes Walk. Door prizes to be given away
Community Road Race
T-shirts are sold at cost
Terry Fox Run
Registration comes with a t-shirt . Money raised given to cancer foundation
Santa’s Anonymous
M.D. Fire Department
December, dates
vary
December,
dates vary
Food hampers/Toys given to family’s who require assistance
Christmas Light Contest
M.D. of Opportunity
No.17
December, dates
vary
Wabasca
June, dates vary
Wabasca
Cash prizes given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Aboriginal Day
Bigstone Cree Nation
Community Gathering which includes Events that pertain to each cultural/heritage within
the Meti and First Nations people
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REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND
SERVICES
Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
PO Box 60
Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0
Phone: 780-891-3778
Toll Free 1-888-891-3778
Fax: 780-891-4283
Red Earth Creek Sub Office 1-780-649-3427
Calling Lake Sub Office –1-780-331-3860
Web Site: http://www.mdopportunity.ab.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reeve
Paul Sinclair
Wabasca/Desmarais
Councilors
Leo Alook,
Thomas Auger, Deputy Reeve
Marcel Curtis Auger
Marcel D. Auger
Cheri Courtorielle
Georges Jadot
Gerald Johnson
Louie Okemow
Susan Rathbone
Roy Yellowknee
Trout Lake
Sandy Lake
Wabasca/Desmarais
Wabasca.Desmarais
Calling Lake
Red Earth Creek
Calling Lake
Peerless Lake
Wabasca/Desmarais
Chipewyan Lake
Manager
Harvey Prockiw
Email: [email protected]
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Provincial Government Representative
Ms. Pearl Calahasen (PC)
Legislative Office
#622 Legislature Annex
9718 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1E4
Phone: (780) 427-5285
Fax: (780) 415-0951
Constituency Office
P.O. Box 598
5001 - 49 Street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
Phone: (780) 523-3171
Phone: (780) 849-3479 (Slave Lake)
Toll-Free: 1-866-625-0648
Fax: (780) 523-5150
[email protected]
Federal Government Representative
Brian Jean (PC)
Fort McMurray/ Athabasca
Hill Office
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 992-1154
Fax: (613) 992-4603
E-Mail: [email protected]
Constituency Offices
102-9912 Franklin Avenue
Ft. McMurray AB T9H 2K4
Phone: (780) 743-2201
Fax: (780) 743-2287
5101 50th Ave
Athabasca AB T9S 1T2
Neighbouring Governments
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River
3000 15th Avenue, SE
P.O. Box 722, Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0
Phone: (780) 849-4888
Toll –Free: 1-866-449-4888
Fax: (780) 849-4939
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lesserslaveriver.ab.ca
Town of Slave Lake
328 – 2 Street NE
Box 1030, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A3
Phone Number: (780) 849-8000
Fax Number: (780) 849-2633
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.town.slavelake.ab.ca
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Lakeland County
Located on Secondary Highway # 663 and RR 4135, towards Beaver Lake
Box 1679, Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0
Phone Number: (780) 623-1747
Toll Free: 1-877-806-5632
Fax Number: (780) 623-2039
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lakelandcounty.com
Municipal District of Mackenzie
4511-46 Ave.
Box 640, Fort Vermilion, AB T0H 1N0
Phone Number: (780) 927-3718
Toll Free: 1-877-927-0677
Fax Number: (780) 927-4266
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.md23.ab.ca
Northern Sunrise
Bag 1300, Peace River, AB T8S 1Y9
Phone Number: (780) 624-0013
Fax Number: (780) 624-0023
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.northernsunrise.net
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4
Phone Number: (780) 743-7000
Toll Free: 1-800-973-9663
Fax Number: (780) 743-7037
Website: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca
Bigstone Cree Nation
Box 960, Wabasca AB T06 2K0
Phone Number: (780) 891-3836
Toll Free: 1-800-268-6783
Fax: Number: (780)891-3942
Web Site: http://www.bigstone.ca/
E-Mail: [email protected]
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Licensing and Taxation
The M.D. of Opportunity’s business registration bylaw 2007-01 states:
Necessity for a License
No person shall, within (or partly within and partly without) the corporate limits
of the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17, carry on, engage in or operate
any business unless he or she has paid the prescribed business license fee
as set out in Schedule "A" attached, and holds a valid and subsisting license
issued pursuant to the Bylaw .
Exemptions from Business License Fees and Licensing
The following organizations and persons shall be exempted from licensing
and license fees.
a) Religious groups and charitable organizations
b) Minor sports associations, service clubs, schools, community
organizations, youth clubs, etc.
c) Non-profit community service organizations registered charitable
organization
d) scouts, brownies, guides, and other similar organizations
e) type A home based businesses
f) Suppliers bringing bulk goods to a licensed business for the purposes of
resale
g) Rate payers or residents of the Municipal District selling farm produce that
has been raised by them
h) Residents of the Municipal District holding garage sales, auctions
Business License Fees
All fees are per annum unless stated otherwise
WITHIN DISTRICT
LICENCE TYPE
BOUNDARIES
$50.00 (day)
$100.00 (2-5 days)
Hawkers and Peddlers
$200.00 (6 days & over, not to
exceed current year)
Home Occupations
$100.00
Transient Exhibitions
N/A
All other business types not listed and
$100 .00
excluding (type "A")
Additional fee for tobacco and alcohol
$25.00
Transfer of License fee
$25.00
Renewal Fee
$75.00
OUTSIDE DISTRICT
BOUNDARIES
$100.00 (per day)
$200.00 (2 - 5 days)
$200.00 (6 days & over, not
to exceed current year)
$200.00
$100.00/day
$200.00
$ 50.00
$50.00
$150.00
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Protective Services
Emergency Response
DIAL 911
Police and By-law Enforcement
The area is served by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with detachments in
Wabasca/Desmarais, Red Earth Creek and Athabasca.
Wabasca/Desmarais
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
861 Mistassiniy Road, South, Wabasca AB
General Calls: (780) 891-3768
EMERGENCY: 911
Personnel: - 7 members
Athabasca
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
3402 48 Ave, Athabasca, AB
General Calls: (780) 675-5122
EMERGENCY: 911
Personnel: - 9 members
Red Earth Creek
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Highway 88, Red Earth Creek, AB
General Calls: (780) 649-3990
EMERGENCY: 911
Personnel: - 5 members
Municipal District of Opportunity
Special Constable
2077 Mistassiniy Road, North
Box 60, Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0
Phone Number: (780) 891-3778
Cell Number: (780) 891-0461
Fax Number: (780) 891-3772
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Fire Protection
Wabasca / Desmarais - Provides Service to Wabasca/Desmarais and area residents
General Calls – (780) 891-3914
Fire Alarm –911
Sandy Lake - Provides Service to Sandy Lake and area residents
General Calls – (780) 891-2424
Fire Alarm –911
Calling Lake - Provides Service to Calling Lake and area residents
General Calls – (780) 331-3936
Fire Alarm –911
Red Earth Creek - Provides Service to Red Earth Creek and area residents
General Calls – (780) 649-0127
Fire Alarm –911
Bigstone Cree Nation - Provides Service to Bigstone Cree Nation reserve
General Calls – (780) 891-6358
Fire Alarm –911
Ambulance (EMS)
Ambulance service is available through the following associations:
Bigstone Medical Services
Wabasca/Desmarais, AB
General Calls (780) 891-2974
Emergency Calls 911
Omnicare Ambulance
Red Earth Creek, AB
General Calls (780) 649-3505
Emergency Calls 911
Medicare Ambulance
Athabasca, AB
General Calls (780) 675-2811
Emergency Calls 911
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Infrastructure
Transportation
Airport Commission
·
·
·
Located within the Hamlet of Wabasca
All weather asphalt and is 3900 ft long
Capable of handling most lightweight aircrafts, including executive type
planes, small jets, small twin-engines, and helicopters
· Night landing on lighted runway
· Jet fuel available on site 24 hours
Phone: Airport Maintenance - (780) 891-0132
M.D. Public Works -Inquiries - (780) 891-3815
Highways
Primary Highway 88 and secondary Highways 754, 686, and 813 service the
Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
For a comprehensive evaluation of Alberta highways traffic volume history view
the Alberta Transportation Website:
www.trans.gov.ab.ca/Publications/TrafficCounts.asp
Bus and Taxi Services
The Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance will be developing a feasibility
study/business case for the establishment of scheduled bus service in the
Wabasca/Slave Lake/ Red Earth Region. The study should be completed by
March 31, 2010.
Air Service
Charter Services
Can West Air Service
(Hanger) (780) 891-2838
· Helicopter Service
· Remote Helicopters
Phone: (780) 891-0466
Web Site: www.remotehelicopters.com
Yellowhead Helicopters
Phone: (780) 891-2121
Web Site: www.yellowheadheli.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
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Rail Service
None
Shipping and Courier Services
Landing Transport
Phone #: 780-891-3304
Fax #: 780-000-0000
Loomis
Phone: 1-877-456-6647
DHL Courier
Phone: 780) 421-8359
Purolator
Drop off at Wabasca Post Office
Energy and Utilities
Electricity
Service provider: Atco Electric
Customer/Billing Inquiries 1-800-668-2248
24 hour Emergency/Power repair 1-800-668-5506
· Charges for Residential
Fixed – $ 0.0265 per day Plus $0.08824 per kw.
· Charges for Farm Customers
Fixed - $0.274 per day Plus $0.08923 per kw.
· Charges for Small General Services
Fixed $ 0.0282 per day Plus $0.08967 per kw.
Source: Direct Energy Regulated Services (www.directenergy.com) July 1. 2009
Natural Gas
ATCO Gas North
Low Use Delivery Service Rates
For customers that use less than 8,000 GJ's annually. This includes residential,
small commercial and small industrial customers.
Fixed Delivery Charge (FDC):
$0.605/day
Variable Delivery Charge (VDC):
$1.012/GJ
Add Rider "G" 34.03% of FDC:
$0.206/day
Add Rider "G" 34.03% of VDC:
$0.344/GJ
Add Rider "H"
$0.015/day
Add Rider "H"
$0.025/GJ
Total Fixed Delivery Charge:
$0.826/day
Add Rider "T":
$0.110/GJ
Add Rider "W"
$-0.075/GJ
Total Variable Delivery Charge:
$1.416GJ
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High Use Delivery Service Rates
For customers that use more than 8,000 GJ's annually. This includes large
apartments, condominiums, commercial and industrial customers.
Fixed Delivery Charge
(FDC):
$0.671/day
Demand Charge (DC):
$0.280/GJ/day of 24 Hour
Billing Demand
Add Rider “G” 34.03% of
FDC:
$0.228/day
Add Rider “G” 34.03% of
DC:
$0.095/GJ/day of 24 Hour
Billing Demand
Add Rider "H"
$0.017/day
Add Rider "H"
$0.007/GJ/day of 24 Hour
Billing Demand
Total Fixed Delivery Charge:
$0.916/day
Add Rider “T”:
$0.035/GJ/day of 24 Hour
Billing Demand
Total Demand Charge:
$0.417/GJ/day of 24 Hour
Billing Demand
Source: Atco Gas (www.atcogas.com) July 27, 2009
Water
Service Provider: Municipal District of Opportunity 1-888-891-3778
Service Installation Fees
· All service installations from main to property line
At developer’s cost
Water Connection Fees
· Connecting to services at the property line
$100.00
Water User Fees
· Commercial - 220 gallons (1 cubic meter)
· Residential service lines up to 1”(25 mm)
$0.90/ Cubic meter
$28.00 per month
Residential Trucked Water Delivery - *ONCE PER WEEK
· Up to 220 gallons (1 cubic meter )
$20.00 per month
· From 221 to 1100 gallons (5 cubic meters)
$28.00 per month
Commercial Trucked Water DELIVERY – *ONCE PER WEEK
· At current market value
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Key Lock Systems
· Refundable deposit for key lock systems will be determined by credit
application.
· Consumption:
Hamlet residential with approved rebate
$0.01/gallon
Hamlet commercial with approved rebate
$0.02/gallon
All other users
$0.04/gallon
· A minimum fee of $20.00/month is applicable to all key lock accounts
Community Water Points
· Coin loading
(Approximately 100 gallons per coin)
Self Contained Citizens Housing
· Per occupied unit
$1.00
$12.00 per month
NOTE:Consumers with a single water and/or sewer service serving multiple units
shall have the minimum monthly billing multiplied by the number of units served.
Residential Non-hamlet Trucked Water Delivery * ONCE PER WEEK
(Within 20 km radius of Hamlets)
· Up to 220 gallons (1 cubic meter )
$30.00 per month
· From 221 to 1100 gallons (5 cubic meters)
$45.00 per month
· From 1101 gallons to 2200 gallons
$52.50 per month
*If two deliveries are requested, the fee shall be charged
Waste Water (Sewer)
Service Installation Fees
All service installations from main to property line are at developer’s cost
Connection Fees
If connecting to water and sewer, fee is included in water connection fee.
If tying into sewer service only, then the connection is $100.00
User Fees
· Sewer surcharge on water rates if connected to piped water only 20%
· Sewer surcharge included in trucked water delivery 20%
· All other sewer charges on water and sewer service lines & trucked water
delivery 40%
· If only connected to sewer service line, per month flat rate $20.00
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·
·
Occasional Residential sewer service, per pick up payable in advance
$30.00
Non Hamlet Residential sewer service, per pick up (20 km radius) $40.00
Commercial sewer service, per pick up – at current market value
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Waste Management and Recycling
Solid Waste (Garbage)
Landfill Waste Fees (Received at M.D. Landfill Sites)
Domestic garbage:
· M.D. residents
NO CHARGE
· Non M.D. residents
$8.00 per Cubic Meter
Commercial/Industrial Waste
· Non Hamlet Businesses
· Non M.D. residents
$4.00 per Cubic Meter
$8.00 per Cubic Meter
Institutional/Recreation
· M.D. residents
· Non M.D. residents
NO CHARGE
$8.00 per Cubic Meter
Asbestos Waste
· From within M.D.
· From outside of M.D.
$50.00 per Cubic Meter
$100.00 per Cubic Meter
Waste Metal, White Metal and Car Bodies
· From M.D. residents & Hamlet Commercial:
White goods (fridges, stoves,
freezers, washers, etc)
NO CHARGE
Car & truck bodies
NO CHARGE
Metal products
NO CHARGE
·
From M.D. Non-Hamlet commercial:
White goods requiring Freon removal $60.00
Other white goods
$5.00
Metal products
$4.00 per Cubic Meter
·
Non M.D. residents
White goods requiring freon removal $120.00
Other white goods
$ 10.00
Metal products
$8.00 per Cubic Meter
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Tires:
·
·
M.D. residents/commercial
Non M.D. residents
Batteries:
· M.D. residents/commercial
· Non M.D. residents
NO CHARGE
NOT ACCEPTED
NO CHARGE
$5.00 each
Dry inert waste:
· M.D. residents
NO CHARGE
· Commercial
$4.00 per Cubic Meter
· Non M.D. residents
$8.00 per Cubic Meter
This includes concrete, debris, bricks, soil, PVC pipe, suitable fill material, and
white ash
Other Fees:
· Call out fees, minimum 3 hours
· Sorting fees:
Labor fees
Equipment
$30.00 Hourly rate
$20.00 Hourly rate
Hourly rate based on Alberta
Road Builders Rates
Monthly Rates
· Residential garbage pickup
$ 5.00 per month
· Non Hamlet Residential garbage pickup
(20 km radius)
$10.00 per month
· Residential bin rental
NO CHARGE
· Commercial garbage pick up included in:
Commercial bin rental:
45 gallon bin rental
$12.00 per month
90 gallon bin rental
$20.00 per month
290 gallon bin rental
$40.00 per month
Caretakers Residence per parcel as set out
in Land Use Bylaw
$5.00 per month
NOTE: HAZARDOUS WASTES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL OR
TRANSFER SITES.
Areas Serviced/Un-serviced
· Wabasca, Desmarais, Calling Lake and Red Earth Creek – water and
sewer service provided.
· Peerless Lake, Trout Lake, Chipewyan Lake, and Little Lake – water and
sewer service provided in the schools and to residents near the schools.
· Sandy Lake and Rock Island Lake has no water or sewer service provided
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Service Provider: Municipal District of Opportunity 1-888-891-3778
Landfill Sites and Operating Hours
Wabasca / Desmarais
Phone: (780) 891-3199
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Located 6.5 km from Hwy 88 and Mistassiniy Road in Wabasca. Follow
the signs.
Red Earth Creek
Phone: (780) 649-3427
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Located 3 km east of Red Earth on Highway 686.
Peerless Lake
Phone: (780) 649-3427
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Located in the community of Peerless Lake.
Trout Lake
Phone: (780) 649-3427
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Located in the community of Trout Lake on the main road.
Calling Lake
Phone: (780) 331-2619
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Located 1.5 km from Calling Lake. Follow the signs.
Sandy Lake
Phone: (780) 891-2885
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Located 40 km south of Sandy Lake on Highway 813.
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Garbage Removal
Garbage is collected in all hamlets weekly
Fixed Monthly Charge:
· Garbage Collection Residential
$ 5.00
· Garbage Collection Non-Hamlet $10.00
Recycling
Wabasca Bottle Depot
Wabasca, AB
Phone: (780) 891-3304
Red Earth Bottle Depot
Red Earth, AB
Phone: (780) 649-3464
Hazardous Waste
Used Oil Disposal:
M.D. of Opportunity Public Works
Wabasca, AB Phone: (780) 891-3815
Used Vehicle Batteries:
Batteries can be dropped off at the landfill site at no charge for M.D. residents.
When necessary, a “toxic waste round-up” is scheduled by the Municipal District
of Opportunity. For specific waste treatment options contact:
Municipal District of Opportunity
2077 Mistassiniy Road, North
Box 60
Wabasca, AB, T0G 2K0
Ph. 1-888-891-3778
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Media and Communications
Radio Stations
630 CHED AM EDMONTON
Phone :(780) 440-6300
Fax: (780) 469-5937
Web Site: www.630ched.com
790 CFCW AM EDMONTON
Phone: (780) 437-7679
Fax: (780) 426-6669
Web Site: www.cfce.com
98.5 CFWE FM EDMONTON
Phone: (780) 447-2393
Fax: (780) 454-2820
Web Site: www.cfweradio.ca
1210 CKWA SLAVE LAKE
Phone: (780) 849-2577
Fax: (780) 849-4833
Newspapers
Phone
Fax
Alberta Sweetgrass
(780) 455-2945
(780) 455-7639
Edmonton Journal
(780) 498-5500
(780) 498-5718
Edmonton Sun
(780) 468-0100
(780) 469-6738
The Fever
(780) 891-2108
(780) 891-2508
Globe & Mail
(780) 428-8261
(780) 425-8261
Lakeside Leader
(780) 849-4380
(780) 849-3903
Scope Newspaper
(789) 849-4350
(780) 849-2433
South Peace News
(780) 523-4484
(780) 523-3039
Windspeaker
(780) 455-2700
(780) 455-7639
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Telephone
Service Provider
Telus Corporation is responsible for telephone communication in the Municipal
District of Opportunity area.
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Main Switchboard
Business Billing/Inquires/Services
Business Add/Move/Change
Business 24 Hour Repair
Residential Services
Residential 24 Hour Repairs
Teleconference Service
Videoconference Service
310-4248
310-9900
310-3100
310-3131
310-2255
611
1-800-667-8517
1-877-944-6338
Cable Television
None
Internet Service Provider
Slave Lake Communications
Phone: (780) 849-2429
Fax: (780) 849-4748
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Tourism and Hospitality Services
Regional Tourism Marketing Organizations
Lesser Slave Lake Regional Tourism
Box 1030
328 – 2 Street N.E
Slave Lake, Alberta
T0G 2A0
Main office (780) 849-8000
Fax (780) 849-2633
Toll Free (800) 661-2594
www.lesserslavelake.ca
Big Lake Country Tourism
328 2 Street N
Lesser Slave Lake, AB
Phone: (780) 849-2377 Fax: (780) 849-2633
Toll-free: 1-800-267-4654
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.biglakecountrytourism.com
Municipal District of Opportunity
2077 Mistassiniy Road, North
P.O. Box 60
Wabasca, AB
Phone: (780) 891-3778 Fax: (780) 891-4283
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mdopportunity.ab.ca
Provincial Tourism Marketing Organizations
Travel Alberta North
#2, 4907 - 51 Street
Athabasca, AB T9S 1E7
Phone:1.800.756.4351
Fax: (780) 427-0867
E-mail: [email protected]
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Recreation
North Wabasca Recreation Area
Box 729, Wabasca
Phone: 780-891-2093 Fax: 780-891-2093
Open: May1-Sep3
Units: 35
Open from the long weekend in May until Labour Day weekend. The
campground is located 14.5 km west of Wabasca from the four way stop.
The campsite has 50 camping stalls and offers:
Power (24 lots) Firewood, Swimming, Water Pumps
Boat Launch,
Group Sites available by reservation only
Picnic Area, Beach
Jennifer’s Open Camp & Wilderness Resort
Phone: (780) 891-2267
Fax: (780) 891-2215
The campground is located 0.5 km north of Wabasca on Hwy. 754 and
offers:
50 RV Stalls, Free Fire Wood, Trout Ponds,
Heated Pool (indoor)
Power/Water/Sewer,
Children’s Play Area (indoors and outdoors)
Recreation Room, Pool Table, Fitness Equipment, Tanning Bed
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Peerless Lake Camp
The campground is unserviced and located in the community of Peerless
Lake.
Picnic Area, Beach, Fire pit-Firewood, Boat Launches
Trout Lake Campground
The campground is unserviced and located in the community of Trout
Lake.
Picnic Area, Beach, Fire pit-Firewood, Boat Launches
Calling Lake Provincial Park
P.O. Box 60, Calling Lake
Phone: 780-331-3860 Fax: 780-891-3772
Open: May1-Oct31
Units: 25
The Park is located 33 km north of Slave Lake on Highway 88, 250 km
from Edmonton, on the northeast shore of Lesser Slave Lake. It provides
access to the historical Freighter Lakeshore Trail, which follows the
shoreline for 23 km. Interpretive programs are presented six days a week
during the summer months and include guided hikes. The campground
has 113 camping sites and offers:
Coin operated showers, Power hook-ups, Flush toilets, Sani-station,
Firewood, Beach, Playground, Pets Allowed, White sand beaches, Group
use areas, Hiking, mountain bike trails and Marten Mountain
Calling Lake Sailing Club
Phone: (780) 331-3812
Competitive Sailing, sail training, individual/group sessions.
Tanasiuk Recreation Area
P.O. Box 60, Athabasca
Phone: 780-331-3860 Fax: 780-891-3772
Open: May1-Oct31
Units: 51
Big Fish Bay RV Resort
P.O. Box 1406, Slave Lake
Phone: 780-849-2020 Fax: 780-849-5293
Open: May- end of Sept.
Units: 100
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Blueberry Hill RV Park
Box 687, Athabasca
Phone: 780-675-3733
Fax: 780-675-7995
Toll-Free: 1-800-859-9452
Open: May-Oct.
Units: 44
Fawcett Lake (West) Provincial Recreation Area
Box 217, Slave Lake
Phone: 780-829-2211 Fax: 780-829-2214
Open: May15-Sep30
Units: 58
Forfar Recreation Park
3602- 48 Avenue, Athabasca
Phone: 780-675-5253 Fax: 780-675-5512
Open: May15 - Sept
Units: 68
Hope Lake Campground
3602- 48 Avenue, Athabasca
Phone: 780-689-7911 Fax: 780-675-5512
Open: May-Sept*
Units: 60
Jackfish Lake
3602-48 Avenue, Athabasca
Phone: 780-675-2273 Fax: 780-675-5512
Open: May15-Sept15
Units: 33
Lawrence Lake Provincial Recreation Area
2nd Flr., 4810 - 50 St., Athabasca
Phone: 780-675-8213 Fax: 780-675-8203
Open: May1-Oct31
Units: 13
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
Box 730, 108 - 4 Ave. NE, Slave Lake
Phone: 780-849-7100 Fax: 780-849-7122
Open: May1 - Oct12
Units: 113
Source: www.travelalberta.com
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Tourism Amenities
Wabasca Visitor Information Centre
Log Tourist Booth is located at the Wabasca/Desmarais Bridge,
parallel to Highway 754
Calling Lake Provincial Park
Located 65 km north of Athabasca on Secondary Highway 813.
Rock Island Lake Provincial Campground
Located 30 km north of Calling Lake.
Local Parks / Playgrounds
Peerless Lake School
Located in the community of Peerless Lake.
Calling Lake School
Located in the community of Calling Lake.
Sandy Lake School
Located in the community of Sandy Lake.
Lloyd C. Memorial Park
Located by the St. Theresa School in Wabasca.
Sam G’s Park
Located at the intersection of Mistassiniy Road and Highway 754 in
Wabasca.
St. Theresa School
Located at 2753 Neewatim Drive in Wabasca.
Mistassiniy School
Located at 909 Noel Drive in Wabasca.
Bigstone Cree Nation Community School
Located on the Bigstone Reserve.
Red Earth Creek School
Located at 115 Sandy Lane in Red Earth Creek.
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Accommodations
Hotels/Motels
Riverside Inn
Po Box 217, Wabasca AB, T0G 2K0
Phone #: 780-891-2020
Fax #: 780-891-2633
Number of Rooms: 61
Other Services: Restaurant,
Kitchenettes, Convenience
Canada North Camp
Wabasca
Phone: (780) 891-3391
Number of Rooms: 205
Other Services: Room / Board,
Laundromat, Rec Room, 2 Hot Tubs
Calling Lake Lodge
Calling Lake
Phone: (780) 331-2220
Number of Rooms: 75
Other Services: Room / Board, Meals,
Laundromat, Satellite, TV, Pool Table
Jennifer’s Open Camp
Wabasca
Phone: (780) 891-2267
Number of Rooms: N/A
Other Services: Television, Room /
Board, Indoor Pool, Recreation Room
& Fitness Equipment
Noralta Airport Lodge
Red Earth Creek
Phone: (780) 649-2250
Number of Rooms: 38
Other Services: Restaurant
Noralta Lodge
Red Earth Creek
Phone: (780) 649-2500
Number of Rooms: 151
Other Services Hot Tub, Laundry,
Restaurant
Noralta Lodge
Wabasca
Phone: (780) 891-3962
Number of rooms: 117
Other Services: Room / Board, Meals
Red Earth Inn
Red Earth Creek
Phone: (780) 649-3750 |
Number of Rooms:10
Other Services: Restaurant, Tavern
Camps-R-Us
Red Earth Creek
Phone: (780) 649-2433
Number of rooms: N/A
Other Services: Open Camp,
Cafeteria, Laundry
Royal Summit Lodge
Red Earth Creek
Phone: (780) 649-2466
Number of Rooms: 34
Other Services: Open Camp,
Restaurant
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