Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1 - 7, 2022
Emergencies can occur quickly and without warning, which makes it vital to be prepared before disaster strikes. The rural nature of our communities bring additional unique challenges to emergency preparedness. Remote geography, low population density, livestock considerations, or unreliable cell phone coverage highlight the importance of being prepared for emergencies.
The County of Barrhead recognizes that improving our community's ability to manage emergencies is key to furthering its vision to "foster a strong, healthy, and proud rural community," as well as forms an integral part of our municipal emergency preparedness plan.
- Know the Risks
- Make a Plan
- Build an emergency Kit
Economic Development Week: May 9 - 13, 2022
Economic development activities are vital to our community. They create, retain, and expand opportunities that facilitate growth and enhance wealth. Economic development activities stimulate and incubate entrepreneurism, which helps establish the next generation of new business. In doing this, it attracts and retains high-quality jobs, develops vibrant communities, and improves quality of life.
Alberta Rural Health Week: May 30 - June 3, 2022
Rural health care providers are powerful assets in their communities. Not only do their health-care skills and practices enhance their community’s quality of life, but these professionals also contribute to rural life on a more personal level. They have special relationships with their patients and community as family, friends, neighbours, volunteers, teachers, and mentors.
Alberta Rural Health Week honours the contributions of the rural Alberta healthcare providers and community volunteers who help keep healthcare close to home.
For three decades, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) has supported the efforts of rural Albertans to maintain an accessible and local healthcare workforce. Long-time Barrhead physician, Dr. Bernes, has recently received the 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Physician Award, which recognizes the contributions of outstanding rural physicians. Read more about Dr. Bernes and his award here!