Lesser Slave Lake


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Lesser Slave Lake,

60 mi (97 km) long and from 3 to 10 mi (4.8–16 km) wide, central Alta., Canada, NW of Edmonton. It drains E into the AthabascaAthabasca
, river, 765 mi (1,231 km) long, rising in the Columbia snowfield of the Canadian Rockies near the Alta.–British Columbia line and flowing N through Jasper National Park, then NE and N across central Alta. to Lake Athabasca.
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 River by the Lesser Slave River. In addition to commercial fishing, there is lumbering and farming on its shores.
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Lesser Slave Lake

 

a lake in Canada (Alberta Province). It belongs to the basin of the Athabasca River (in the Mackenzie River system). Area, 1,200 sq km; depth, up to 3 m. Its shores are gently sloping; the southern shore is dotted with deltas. Fishing (chiefly for whitefish) and mink breeding have economic significance. Lesser Slave Lake is a tourist attraction.

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Joussard is a perfect location for Father Baratto, the church and residence are on the shore of Lesser Slave Lake where he can fish and trapping and hunting are close at hand.
(2) The Chipewyan also went up the Athabasca River and over to Lesser Slave Lake and Sturgeon Lake.
His last parish was Joussard, Alberta, situated along the Lesser Slave Lake. His mass was reverent, and during his spare time, he fished on the Lesser Slave Lake, held a registered trap line and still sometimes could be seen wearing his old Oblate Cassock and hat around Joussard.
They signed an agreement in 2011 which formed the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Tri-Council.
On April 22, 2013, the Assembly referred Bill 205, Fisheries (Alberta) Amendment Act, 2012, sponsored by Pearl Calahasen, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lesser Slave Lake, to the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship during second reading.
Laboucan said she sees the agreement "as an overall collaboration between the Nations who want to move and advance their agenda on economic development" which could include capital support from the partner Nations for a five-star RV site along Lesser Slave Lake which Driftpile is developing.
They are an Athapaskan-speaking group who used to be called the Slavey Indians, but slave was a derisive term given by their traditional enemies the Cree and is no longer used except in the place names still commonly used in the area (Slave Lake, Lesser Slave Lake, etc.).
Candy, in conjunction with the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Council, which is a non-profit organization, may have developed a plan.
I used to look at the map of Lesser Slave Lake perched a way up in the northwest of Canada, wondering whether anything could grow there.
Born in the Lesser Slave Lake area, he spent much of his childhood passed between families in Vancouver.
Bart has been at the Lubicon office meeting with band officials and Lubicon personnel have been at the spill site along with Environment Minister Rob Renner, Solicitor General and Public Security Minister and MLA for Peace River Frank Oberle, and Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pearl Calahasen.
The band's investments, as documented on the Web site of the Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council, an organization to which the Sawridge band belongs, include the Sawridge mall and a hotel in the town of Slave Lake, a supermarket and a 24-hour truck stop.