Boreal Research holds public tour

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff NAIT’s Centre for Boreal Research in Peace River held a public tour of their labs and greenhouse on May 14. Scientists and students at the Centre research how to grow boreal plants that will help them reclaim…

Express Staff Starting last Tuesday, May 14, Canadians can play the nation’s biggest lottery game twice each week. Thanks to a brand-new Tuesday draw added to the Friday draw, Lotto Max players will see jackpots grow more quickly than ever.…
Make every choice the right choice

PARTY program sends strong message Richard FroeseFor The Express Junior high school students learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May. Grade 9 students…
PIC – Bronze winner

Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Badminton Provincial Championships were held May 3-4, in Calgary at Nelson Mandela High School. 16 participants (2 players from each of the 8 zones in the province) took part in the event. Amber Guérette, (far right)…
Vegas style golf tournament fundraiser May 25

Tom HenihanExpress Staff A 4-ball, Vegas Style Golf Tournament fundraiser will take place at Smoky River Regional Golf Course in McLennan, Saturday May 25 beginning at 10am. All funds raised at the two-round, 18-hole tournament will go to Ecole Providence…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Town of Peace River held a public hearing on the off-site levy bylaw which will affect any new development in the town. Off-site levies are a tool municipalities can use to help pay for new infrastructure…

Tom Henihan A substantial number of Canadians in rural areas and small cities may lose access to basic TV services such as CTV, Global, Citytv and the official national broadcaster CBC Television. Shaw Communications home satellite service recently informed the…

Richard FroeseFor The Express High Prairie School Division is responding to concerns about bus safety. At its monthly meeting April 17, the board reviewed an independent transportation study, says a news release dated May 8. A study was launched after…
Morin nominated for teaching award

Richard FroeseFor The Express École Routhier School teacher Krystin Morin is the 2019 High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The award is given to a first-year Alberta teacher who goes above and beyond in the duties…
Savage outlines plan to diversify Reno facility

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Savage CANAC Corporation made a presentation to Northern Sunrise County council at their regular meeting on May 14 outlining a proposed diversification of the Savage facility in Reno. The Northern Sunrise Crude Terminal provides direct access to…
Catholic Archbishop visits Ecole Providence

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Archbishop Gérard Pettipas, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard- McLennan visited communities in the Smoky River Region recently, including McLennan, Falher and Girouxville. While in McLennan the Archbishop spent time with students at Ecole Providence on…