The dense forest throughout Lesser Slave River adds to our region's rugged mystique. However, our most abundant natural asset can also pose a very real danger to lives, homes and livelihoods when wind direction, moisture codes and other variables conspire.
In the early afternoon of Saturday, May 14, 2011, conditions for disaster to strike could not have aligned with more devastating precision. This section of the MD website provides a chronicle of the region's crisis, recovery and stoic endurance.
Ten-Year Wildfire Retrospective
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 at the devastation of the May 2011 wildfires, and a chat about how far their communities have come since that fateful day.
Just a few hours due north of Edmonton lies the remarkable region of Lesser Slave River. 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.
Reeve Murray Kerik Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no. 124