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Quality of Life

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County of Barrhead offers a high quality of life, with an abundance of services and recreation opportunities available! As part of a full-service community, County residents have access to a wide range of services, and enjoy our well-maintained infrastructure, a protected and clean natural environment, and a strong sense of community.
Emergency Services
Policing is provided by the RCMP detachment located in the Town of Barrhead.  The County of Barrhead also engages a community peace officer for bylaw enforcement. Fire services are available through the Barrhead Regional Fire Services jointly owned by the County and Town of Barrhead, with ambulance services provided by Associated Ambulance.  Find more information on emergency services in our community here.
Health Services
Alberta Health Services is responsible for providing acute hospital care, home care, community health, and continuing care. Multiple family doctors, optometrists, dentists, and numerous other healthcare professionals are also available. The hospital is fully functioning with Emergency Room, Operating Room, surgeries, diagnostics and cancer treatment center.
County of Barrhead has two public schools, located in Dunstable (K-6) and Neerlandia (K-9), as well as a private school in Neerlandia (K-12).  Public schooling is also available in the Town of Barrhead (K-12), and at satellite school locations in the Pembina Hills School Division. Many childcare & out-of-school care options are also available in the County & Town of Barrhead.
The region offers amazing natural capital and incredible opportunities to get out to nature, as well as a wide range of retail, shopping, supply outlets and stores, all with community-minded service. Many recreation facilities are available within the Town of Barrhead as well, including an aquatic center, curling rink, gyms, arena, movie theatre, and bowling alley.  Find more information about local recreation opportunities at Better in Barrhead.