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…
Will Willier’s memoir of Sister Theresa Devine

Editor’s note: Wilfred Willier was born, raised, attended school and was married in the town of High Prairie. He is a lawyer [26 years] who owns and operates his law firm in Edmonton and practices Aboriginal, administrative, criminal and family…