Be Prepared For Re-Launch
Central Peace Regional Emergency Management (CPREM) has put together information and links for businesses in the Central Peace Region from the Alberta Government in order to explain the government’s Re-Launch Strategy and provide guidance, guidelines, resources and tools to local businesses as they prepare to re-open.
Please see our Be Prepared For Re-Launch Section for details and resources.
Emergencies can happen anytime
Make a plan. Create a kit. Stay informed.
There are various ways to stay informed of emergencies in the Central Peace and around Alberta.
- Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to provide you with critical information about an immediate emergency, where it is occurring, and what actions you nee to take. Alerts are distributed in various ways, including: radio, television, social media, RSS feed, and the Alberta Emergency Alert App. Download the app to stay informed through your mobile device.
- Wireless alerting is another tool to receive emergency alerts. Wireless public alerts are issued to cell phones within a defined geographic area. These alerts are only issued for threat-to-life situations. You can learn more at alertready.ca, and check if your phone is compatible to receive wireless alerts. Sign-up is not required as all cell-phones are automatically registered.
- Municipal sources: Be careful of the authenticity of some of the information that is being shared. It is best to use trusted municipal sources for local information
- CPREM Facebook Page
- Birch Hills County
- MD of Spirit River 133
- Town of Spirit River
- Village of Rycroft
- Saddle Hills County
- Central Peace Fire & Rescue – website … Facebook
4. Other Trusted Sources
Please Stay Away From Flowing Water and Rotten Ice
The upcoming melt may cause localized ponding in low-lying areas where water does not have a direct route to stream channels. Water levels may rise in the smaller creeks with a possibility of flooding in adjacent low-lying areas. In streams where ice is still present, the rising water levels may cause ice jams.
Masks During COVID-19
Wearing Masks During COVID-19
For a complete explanation for the safe use of masks during COVID-19 please click here.
COVID-19 Food and Pharmacy Community Care Program
To Apply Click Here.
Prior to applying please read the information below:
The G5 municipalities and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) have joined forces to provide assistance to those within the Central Peace region who are isolated or at risk. The program is designed to ensure residents in the Central Peace have continued access to essential items like groceries and medications.
While all five communities have advised residents to support family, friends and neighbours who may be isolated, unable to get town, or at risk, residents who have no other supports available, and are in urgent need of groceries, medication or essential goods are urged to make use of this program.
Who Is Included?
This includes those who are unable to visit stores and pharmacies because of self-isolation requirements, as directed by Alberta Health Services.
Areas covered include: Birch Hills County, MD of Spirit River 133, Town of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County and the Village of Rycroft.
How Do I Apply?
To apply please click on the link at the top of the page. Residents may also call their municipal office to get a hard copy sent to them by mail or a fillable pdf by email..
Once a request is made, individuals will receive a call back from a program assessor within 24-hours of making their online or phone request. If the request is approved, once you have ordered and arranged payment, a driver will deliver the goods.
The client or client’s family will be responsible to phone ahead and order the supplies as well as making payment arrangements with the Spirit River IGA and Rexall Drugs in Spirit River. There is a form attached to the application to apply to Rexall drugs for prepayment arrangements. Please call Rhonda or Randall at 780-864-4096 to make payments arrangements for your grocery purchases.
Municipal staff will be utilized as delivery personnel. Safety precautions are in place to protect citizens and drivers. Supplies will be dropped at the client’s door, no municipal personnel will enter the clients’ homes. The program will protect the confidentiality of those who participate.
For daily updates and most recent information please visit the CPREM Facebook page.
Additional resources are available on this site at the following links:
If You Do Not Have A Computer – Dial 811
If you, a friend, or a loved one does not have a computer and is concerned about what to do if they are concerned about symptoms please use the 811 Healthlink number at Alberta Health for assistance.
Dispelling Myths About COVID-19
To dispel some of the myths and misinformation about COVID-19 the World Health Organization has posted a page about the virus called Myth busters.
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