The economy is the biggest change says SL centenarian

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader When someone has lived a hundred years, a lot changes.  For 100-year-old, Alexandra ‘Senny’ Fedorus, the economy is the biggest one.  “When I worked for $10 a month, it was good wages,” she says. “And now…
Famous ship brought the Persson brothers to Canada

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The ship Gunnar Persson came from Sweden to Canada in June of 1929 had a long and illustrious history. Built in Newcastle, England in 1924 for the Swedish American Line, it served for many years as an…
Moose Portage a rugged place to live back in the day

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “Times were so rugged in the thirties and early forties,” Mabel Nelson reminisces about homesteading in Moose Portage in Echoes Along the Athabasca River.  During a windstorm in late January, the roof blew off the Moose Portage…