Dutch Elm Disease Prevention


Dutch elm disease (DED) is a deadly disease that can affect any elm tree. Alberta has been fortunate to remain DED free for many years. However, landowners are still encouraged to be on the lookout for signs of DED on their properties. The tips below are designed to help landowners detect, control and prevent any possible DED outbreaks on their property.

New Children at Play Signs


This April, MD Council identified that many new families with young children are moving into the Hamlet of Flatbush. Because speeding on Range Road 20 poses a reasonable risk to children in this area, Council has moved that new "Children at Play" signs are to be erected at various points of entry into the Hamlet.

OHV Helmet Use Required


In an effort to enhance off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety, the Government of Alberta has recently amended the Traffic Safety Act to include a new OHV Helmet Law. This means that effective May 15, 2017, helmets will be mandatory for those riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public land. OHVs include any motorized vehicle built for cross-country travel on land, ice, and snow. Common types of OHV are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, dirt bikes, utility terrain vehicles, and side-by-sides.

Annual Community Clean-Up Week


Gather a group of friends, family members or co-workers to help tidy up your local playground, beach, neighbourhood, trail or sports field.Between May 7 and May 13, the MD will support your clean-up efforts by providing special litter and recycling bags, and by coordinating waste removal. We’ll even throw in some funky community clean-up T-shirts!

Widewater Sports Days Approaching


Thanks to a grant from the MD, camping and admission will be free of charge for the duration of the 59th annual Widewater Sports Days (June 8th to 11th). This grant is the first of many such gestures the MD has planned for the region’s yearlong celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Photo Contest Winners Announced


Earlier this year, we invited you to Share the best of our rugged-and-real region through your lens...show us what the municipal motto “Rugged & Real” means to you! More than a hundred entries were submitted, and you got to cast your votes. Well the results are in!

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program


Family and Community Support Sevices (FCSS) free of charge Income Tax services for all seniors, low and moderate income families who have no other means of getting their taxes completed. Community volunteers are trained annually to complete basic returns for individuals and families who meet guidelines determined by the Canada Revenue Agency. 

Alberta Open Farm Days


Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. It gives visitors from across the province a chance to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of rural Alberta.

Vanderwell Plants Millionth Tree


Vanderwell Contractors, a local family-run business with a 75-year history in Alberta, has been committed to promoting sustainable forests for generations. In 2012, Vanderwell partnered with Rona to plant one million trees on lands that have been affected by wildfire.

Seniors Lodge Extends Thanks


Vanderwel Heritage Place would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of the community volunteers for making 2016 another successful year for the residents of the seniors lodge.

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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