District Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

  • Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
  • St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Chipewyan Lake School
  • Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
  • Paddle Prairie School: Closed for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. 

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, a four (4) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

Community Profile

Conklin is the most southern community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. It is a quiet, rural community located approximately 155 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray on scenic Christina Lake and can be accessed from Alberta Highways 63 and 881. According to the 2010 census, there are 337 residents currently living in Conklin, the majority of which are of Métis descent. Commercial facilities in Conklin include a gas bar, a post office, a store and a cafe and lounge. Students in Conklin attend the Conklin Community School from Kindergarten to grade nine.

SCCyber on-line education, for students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Christina Lake Recreation Resort is a popular destination for many visitors and residents of Conklin.

Source: http://www.rmwb.ca/living/Communities/Conklin.htm.

Predominant Language: English and Cree

Nearest Town/City: Lac La Biche

Services: Conklin Community School, Conklin Municipal Office, Conklin Community Health, Conklin Community Hall for events, public meetings, Wood Buffalo Regional Library, Ramada Conklin, Karen’s Restaurant and Lounge, post office and Petro Canada.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, swimming and camping.

Attractions: Christina Lake Recreation Resort and Winifred Lake.

Banking: The following banks are available in Fort McMurray: Alberta Treasury Branch, TD Bank, Royal Bank, CIBC, Bank of Montreal, Scotia Bank, Servus Credit Union and the Meridian Credit Union.

The following banks are available in Lac La Biche: Alberta Treasury Branch, CIBC, Servus Credit Union and Scotia Bank.

Nakewin Newsletter, 89.9 FM CFWE Radio, and Lac La Biche Post.