Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois FCSS Director Smoky River FCSS is pleased to announce the second year of the Smoky River FCSS Christmas Voucher Program! Smoky River FCSS’s mandate is to stay in…

Alberta Health Services News release There are a number of things you can do to help prevent addiction. Teaching your children about drugs and gambling is important. It helps children to have a concerned parent who thinks ahead and wants…
By the River Cree ceremonies bring closure

Constance Brissenden For Spotlight Night was approaching as I stood by the river, thinking of closure. The beauty of the water, a calm swath winding through low green banks, filled me with a sense of appreciation. I was here because…

Spotlight Staff Many farmers and other people in rural Alberta are feeling stressful during down economic times. Now, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry offers information and several tips in a news release on the government website. There is no question that…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Northern Alberta Broadband Preparedness Project, to be completed in March 2017, will provide a broadband assessment for the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) region and for each sub-regional economic development association in the north.…
Lots of items at the Girouxville Christmas show and sale

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Christmas shoppers were able to get an early to start on the season, during the Remembrance Day long weekend. Laura Leclerc hosted her annual Christmas show and sale at the Girouxville community hall on Nov.…

Jeannine Barrette passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 76, on October 28, 2016, in Keremeos, British Columbia. Jeannine was born in Tangent, Alberta, to Leo and Yvonne Langlois. In 1958, she married Lionel Barrette and they…

Government of Alberta News release Alberta Status of Women will support organizations that improve the lives of women and girls through $500,000 in grants. These grants create opportunities for community groups to pilot an innovative idea or expand successful projects…
Northland students inspired, motivated

Spotlight Staff Hundreds of Northland School Division students are returning to their home communities feeling motivated and inspired after attending WE Day at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary Oct. 26. Students from Keg River, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Grouard, Wabasca-Desmarais, Peerless…

Spotlight Staff The Government of Alberta is helping prepare Indigenous post- secondary students for success with $7 million in scholarships. Financial awards are available to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in programs that lead to careers in high-demand fields.…