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Dense boreal forest adds to our region's rugged beauty. But it can also pose a danger to lives, homes and livelihoods when wind direction, moisture codes and other variables conspire. On Saturday, May 14, 2011, conditions for disaster to strike could not have aligned with more devastating precision.

Ten Years After

A decade after one of Canada's worst natural disasters, the leaders of Lesser Slave River, Sawridge First Nation and the Town of Slave Lake sat down for a solemn look back, and an observance of how far we've come.

Murray Kerik

Reeve of Lesser Slave River

Tyler Warman

Mayor (emeritus) of the Town of Slave Lake

Roland Twinn

Chief (emeritus) of the Sawridge First Nation

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