Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
|Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17|
|Census division||No. 17|
|• Reeve||Paul Sinclair|
|• Governing body||M.D. of Opportunity Council|
|• Office location||Wabasca|
|• Land||29,142.1 km2 (11,251.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)|
|• Municipal census (2016)||2,639|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
The Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 is a municipal district occupying a large remote area in central northern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division 17 north of the Town of Athabasca, its municipal office is located in the Hamlet of Wabasca.
The Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 was established as a municipal district on August 1, 1995 from the former Improvement District No. 17 East (North).
The economy of the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 includes oil and gas production, forestry, as well as diamond exploration. The municipality also offers the lowest residential tax rate in the Province of Alberta as part of its efforts to attract and retain residents.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 recorded a population of 3,181 living in 1,002 of its 1,554 total private dwellings, a 3.5% change from its 2011 population of 3,074. With a land area of 29,142.1 km2 (11,251.8 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the MD of Opportunity No. 17 had a population of 3,074 living in 974 of its 1,430 total dwellings, a 8% change from its 2006 population of 2,847. With a land area of 29,140.78 km2 (11,251.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi) in 2011.
In 2006, the MD of Opportunity No. 17 had a population of 2,847 living in 1,460 dwellings, a -6.3% increase from 2001. The MD had a land area of 29,140.78 km2 (11,251.32 sq mi) and a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi). The majority of the municipal district's 2006 population, 2,390 people or 84%, identified themselves as Aboriginal.
Communities and localities
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- Stepher Scriver, AAMDC: The 100-Year Story of Alberta's Rural Cornerstone (2008: AADMC: Edmonton), at p. 65
- "2015 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-2630-1. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "2006 Community Profiles: Opportunity No. 17, Alberta (Municipal district)". Statistics Canada. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
- "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4817031 - Opportunity No. 17, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
||Mackenzie County||Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo|
|Northern Sunrise County||Lac La Biche County|
|Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124||Athabasca County|