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RCMP News release   The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) and Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment are investigating the suspicious death of an adult male. This morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to a report of an altercation in the area…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   Glenmary Catholic School, Peace River High School and T.A. Norris Middle School in Peace River were busy on January 18 and 19, as their gyms became the scene of a junior basketball tournament.…
Town of Falher Public Works truck stolen

Tom Henihan Express Staff A Town of Falher Public Works vehicle has been stolen from outside the Falher lift station while crewmembers were checking the station on January 7. The vehicle, which was left running due to extreme cold weather,…
Obituary – Leo A. St. André passes away at 74

In loving memory of Leo Alcide St. André, who was born September 25, 1944 and passed away suddenly on December 30, 2018. Leo is survived by his son, Marc St. André (Claire); his grandchildren, Joshua and Alexander; siblings René (Carol),…
Tammy Henkel resigns from school board

Richard Froese For Smoky River Express Tammy Henkel has resigned from High Prairie School Division board of trustees. The board received her letter of resignation at its regular monthly meeting Dec. 19, says an HPSD news release dated Jan. 8.…
PIC – Fire Chief Marcel Maure reflects on 2018

Smoky River Fire Rescue had the busiest year on record. Responding to 210 calls for service anywhere from structure fires, wildland fires, motor vehicle collisions, medical co response, STARS landings, calls for assistance to the public, flooding in towns, villages…
PIC – Roland Michener Rams edge the GPV Vipers

The Georges P. Vanier Vipers junior boys’ basketball team hosted the Roland Michener Rams of Slave Lake on January 9. The Vipers held the lead for most of the game, but the Rams came from behind to win 52-49. Above,…
Falher Pirates win 11-4 against the Grimshaw Huskies

Mac Olsen Express Staff The Falher Pirates continue their winning ways in the 2018/19 season, and they travelled to Grimshaw on January 4 and won big against the Huskies. In the first period, Darren Kramer scored a power play goal,…
Pond hockey tournament in Donnelly

Mac Olsen Express Staff The Warriors held its first annual Family Pond Hockey Tournament on January 4-5 at the Guy/Donnelly Sportex. As committee member Alex Brochu notes, based on the concept of three-on-three, non-competitive hockey, 14 teams took part. The…