Time to relax and enjoy North Country Fair

Spotlight Staff For 39 years Lesser Slave Lake North Country Community Association has invited music and nature lovers to celebrate the longest day of the year at its annual North Country Fair. This family friendly summer solstice celebration is held…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Weed Inspectors On a motion by Councillor Gary Fisher, Council appointed as Inspectors under Section 7 of the Weed Control Act and Section 10 of the Agricultural Pests Act of Alberta for 2017, the individuals…

Jeff Burgar Most people heading for a fill of gasoline head to their usual pump station. We are all resigned to the inevitable fact we are going to be hosed without mercy. Pump prices in Edmonton last week were 90.9…
Falher council approves $1.16 million budget for 2017

Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on May 15, Falher council approved a budget of $1.166 million for 2017. Council also gave all three readings to Bylaw No. 17-04, setting the property taxes. All property taxes must be paid…
‘Mead and Greet’ event puts emphasis on local produce

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Honey Festival’s “Mead and Greet,” a semi-formal evening offering a number of dishes prepared from local produce with each dish complemented and subtly enhanced with local honey. The event, which took place on Saturday…
M.D. council passes $14.8 million 2017 budget

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs During their meeting on May 10, council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved a budget of $14,785,091 for 2017. Council also approved Bylaw No. 17-892 for the property taxes. All property taxes…
Zone 5 drivers invited to School Bus Roadeo

Richard Froese Spotlight More than 20 bus drivers are expected to test their skills in the second annual Zone 5 (northwest) School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie on May 27. Drivers will compete in the daylong event at the High…

Spotlight Staff Farmers and ranchers are invited to share stories, educate and expand their markets as hosts for the fifth annual Alberta Open Farm Days, Aug. 19-20. Producers and agri-tourism operators can sign up by May 31 using the online…

RCMP News release   Grande Prairie, RCMP – Grande Prairie RCMP is looking for assistance in locating 22 year old Daniel John COUTRIE. He was last seen in Grande Prairie on May 15, 2017 and may be attempting to travel to Portland,…