The 2011 Wildfire

A story of regional crisis and recovery

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-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.
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Vignette: Sawridge First Nation

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Vignette: Lesser Slave River

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Vignette: Town of Slave Lake

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Disaster Timeline
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Joint Emergency Ops
The Aftermath
First-Person Accounts
Lessons Learned

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Calendar Social Inclusion
Date 10.28.2022 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Social Inclusion program is a safe place for adults and teens living with a disability or barrier to interact with others and get creative.

ASB Fall Social
11.04.2022 5:00 pm

The Lesser Slave River ASB is proud to host its 18th annual Fall Social. Got your tickets?

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