Photo Contest Winners Announced


Earlier this year, we invited you to Share the best of our rugged-and-real region through your 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!

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.

AHS Answers Questions


In an effort to keep residents informed on the state of regional healthcare, Alberta Health Services has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. These questions cover issues such as wait times, extended hours, recruitment efforts and communications.

Local History App in the Works


Local history expert – and herself a part of the region’s storied past – Sheila Willis is the driving force behind a new app in development called History Check: Everything Needed to Explore Northern Alberta.

MD Receives Donation for Widewater Firehall Park


Barry Hannah, President of the Widewater Athletic Association presented Council with a donation in the amount of $45,000 for the Widewater Firehall Park. The donation was broken down with $35,000 allocated to implement playground/park features and enhancements, with an additional $10,000 to make the park/playground wheelchair accessible.

Burn Barrel and Incinerator Bylaw


The Municipal District Council has given 1st reading to the Burn Barrel and Incinerator Bylaw 2016-03. The Bylaw prohibits the usage of burn barrels and incinerators for the burning of waste of any kind within the Hamlets of Flatbush, Chisholm, Smith, Marten Beach and Canyon Creek/Widewater/Wagner.

Parent Link Outreach to Smith and Widewater


Need some time for your child to burn off energy before story time or just looking for a fun space to come and play? Parents with kids aged 0-6 are invited to check out the Parent Link Outreach programs located at the Widewater Complex and Smith School Gym. These are great, free drop-in play programs for parents and children.

Tree of Thanks Leaves Available


Slave Lake's new Legacy Centre is a cultural gem in the region's crown. The Tree of Thanks that stands in the main foyer of the Legacy Centre pays homage to the individual and corporate donors who have helped make this remarkable and much-needed facility possible. The MD wishes to remind potential sponsors that "leaves" on the Legacy Centre's coveted Tree of Thanks are still available.

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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