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Donnelly council briefs

Donnelly Council Special Meeting March 5, 2019 Council had a presentation from Vicinia Planning and Engagement Inc., consultant hired by the Village to work on the Municipal Development Plan. This is a work in progress and will require input from…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Kaden Leonard Anderson – sexual assault and sexual interference – Court September 5 2019 ***** Kyle Blais – Sexual Assault, two counts of assault and assault causing bodily harm – September 5 2019 ***** Curtis Lee…
A promising future for drones and farmers

Lucie J. Mercier Express Staff A small attendance was present for the Ag Drone course, on Remotedly Piloted Aircraft Systems, (R.P.A.S), which was held on March 12 and 13, at the Guy Community Center last Tuesday and Wednesday. Two gentlemen,…

Chris Clegg I am fascinated on how much money we spend on garbage. Think about it. We buy a product, then toss what’s left in the trash bin. If you live in a town or city, you usually pay someone…

Jeff Burgar We country folk might be our own worst enemies. This idea came up when hearing the problems some local businesses hoping to attract new people to work for them are having. Now, one can make a huge list…
Public invited to give feedback on Intermunicipal Boundaries

Susan Thompson Express Staff Local ratepayers were invited to two separate open houses last week to review the proposed Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) boundaries between the Town of Peace River and neighbouring counties. “This is for the municipalities to be…

Susan Thompson Express Staff Widespread social media posts about a particularly bad smell in Peace River on March 6 prompted Mercer Peace River Pulp to issue a public statement. “To our community, who have always been so good to us…
SRPRRC celebrates Dr. Pieter De Wet’s 20-plus years in McLennan

Tom Henihan Express Staff Smoky River Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee (SRPRRC) celebrated a milestone recently, marking Dr. Pieter DeWet’s twenty-year medical practice in the Smoky River Region. At the celebration on March 1, SRPRRC also thanked Dr. DeWet’s wife…
Carnival offers animated performances

Tom Henihan Express Staff In spite of having a number of contingencies to address such as a change of date and venue at short notice, the turnout for Twilight Figure Skating Club’s annual Carnival was still impressive. Along with being…

Richard Froese For the Express A speaker scheduled to talk in High Prairie about praying and voting for government has been cancelled. Rob and Fran Parker of the National House of Prayer were scheduled to speak at High Prairie Victory…