Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Empathy – the ability to relate to how someone else is feeling – is at the core of our humanity. The absence of empathy underlies abuse,…
SPORTS – GPV/Heritage senior badminton invitational

Mac Olsen Express Staff Georges P. Vanier and Ecole Heritage co-hosted a senior badminton invitational on April 23. Says Melodie Schaefer, the senior badminton coach for GPV: “It went really well,” she says. “Nicole Walisser did a great job of…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt The Alberta government appears to have made the environment a high priority for their term in power. The implementation of a carbon tax would seem to make that clear. Or does it? A…
Spring was in the air at McLennan’s mini-market event

Tom Henihan Express Staff The “Spring it on mini-market” at the Elks Hall on April 23 was organized by Amy Dubrule, consultant for Origami Owl custom jewelry. The mini-market, conceived as an opportunity for a few “direct sales representatives” in…

Tom Henihan Express Staff 2015 Financial Statement Motion to approve as presented upon transferring $38,000 to contingency reserves. Appointment of Auditor Motion to appoint Sylvain & Co. as auditor for 2016 financial year. Smoky River Airport 2016 Budget Motion to accept as…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The Club des Pionniers in Donnelly required some door replacements this year and an Automated External Defibrillator is being considered for the building. These were two items that outgoing President Lina Ouellette discussed as part of…
Students inspired to battle against the bully

Richard Froese Spotlight Steps to battle bullying and social media were presented at a youth conference in Driftpile, March 29-31. “Bullying is common all over and in every race, and Driftpile is just one small community that wants to see…

Commentary by Richard Froese What a difference a year makes. May 5 marks the first anniversary that the New Democratic Party ended the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservative party in the Alberta provincial election. Then last October, the Liberal…