Wow! What a powwow!

Richard Froese Spotlight Hundreds celebrated aboriginal culture at the third annual Driftpile Competitive Powwow, held June 24-26. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
Awards ceremony provides festive end to Providence school year

Tom Henihan Express Staff Ecole Providence held its awards ceremony on June 23, including a student-learning fair and hamburger lunch. The gym stage was appropriately decorated for the ceremony and the lunch tables draped, giving the environment a sense of…

Government of Alberta News release Remuneration of higher-income earners and board members at public-sector bodies will begin to be posted online. Approximately 150 agencies, boards and commissions are required to publicly disclose compensation information for employees who earn more than…

Commentary by Chris Clegg I used to think of museums as old, boring places to visit. I never understood the fascination and utter joy my boring parents and grandparents received from visits to such old, dusty places. I mean, there…
Rural health services staff get a well-deserved break

Tom Henihan Express Staff The Smoky River Regional Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee (SRRPR&R) put on a Rural Health Appreciation Coffee Break, at McLennan Hospital cafeteria from 9.30 to 10.45 a.m., June 23. The event has been running for 5…

Richard Froese Spotlight A short documentary film about a former Grouard man could be coming to a public viewing in the next several months. “Cree Code Talker” features the role of Charles (Checker) Tomkins during the Second World War. The…
Local Slave Lake resident opens a Brew Supply store

Katrina Owens Spotlight Earlier this year, Angela Dana had no idea she would soon be starting her own company, but as fate had it, she’s opening the doors to SL Brew Supply this week. What sparked this venture? “I started…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Planting of elm trees in Town of McLennan On a motion by Councillor John Nairn, the request to plant 160 Elm Trees within the boundaries of the Town of McLennan was approved subject to the following…
Good times at this year’s Honey Festival

Mac Olsen Express Staff Children and families had a variety of activities to choose from at this year’s Honey Festival in Falher. See the front page of this week’s paper for details about the parade. Also, check the Smoky River…
HPSD honours staff for long service

Spotlight The staff of High Prairie School Division was honoured at the annual long-service awards night on May 27 in High Prairie. More than 90 staff members were celebrated for their years of service to the division. The long-service awards…