May 25-29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week when we have the opportunity to recognize the contributions of the rural Alberta health-care providers and community volunteers who go above and beyond to support health care and health-care providers in their communities.
Battle River Power Coop is nearing its seventy-first anniversary as an electricity distributor in rural central Alberta. Our long and successful history rests on a commitment to serve the rural Albertans who are member-owners of their electricity cooperative.
Battle River Power Coop has adapted to COVID-19 in a number of ways, including directing staff to work from home when tasks permit. This strategy allows the essential work of electricity delivery to continue while looking after the health and well-being of employees.
For over a century, Alberta farmers have produced many of the high-quality foods, from protein to produce, that stock local grocery stores and fill pantry shelves. The difference COVID-19 has thrust upon us is a growing awareness and a greater appreciation of the essential service that local farmers provide.
Many rural Albertans take advantage of cold winter weather and snow cover to burn brush piles, old buildings or unused bales. Now is the time to check winter burn sites and make sure that they are completely extinguished.
Battle River Power Coop would like to remind all farmers as you head out for seeding season to look up and around to identify where the power poles and powerlines are located and remember to follow these safety guidelines when working around power distribution infrastructure.
While we search for ways to keep a positive attitude during this challenging time, gratitude is a good starting point. This is easy, because the list of people to be grateful for is a long one.
Battle River Power Coop recognizes that the provision of electricity is an essential service for Albertans. We continue to provide full electricity delivery services while taking all possible precautions to protect our cooperative members, our staff and families during COVID-19.
COVID-19 is giving us some brand-new life lessons. Together, we are following government directives designed to keep us healthy and to stop the spread of the virus.
With increasing concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak within our province, Battle River Power Coop is adding precautions to our already diligent practices to ensure continuity in our power distribution.