A new home for Fort McMurray evacuees

Richard Froese Spotlight A couple found refuge in High Prairie after being evacuated from Fort McMurray as wildfires swept the region. Jim and Rebecca Callin fled May 3 and relocated to the town near their lot at Shadow Creek Estates…

Jocelyne Gervais Falher Library The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its seventh year with and exciting lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors. No memberships, no fees SYNC gives away two…

Normand Boulet CCA, Ag Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 This is just to give everyone a quick update on the programs and services your Agricultural Services Department staff are undertaking this year: Shelterbelt seedlings – Will be distributed…

Express Staff During their meeting on May 9, the council for the Village of Donnelly approved Mayor Lanctot as the alternate representative for Concerto. Council proclaimed May 15–21 as Public Works Week. Council also appointed Normand Boulet, Raymond Rey, Claire…
Bee hanging ornament shown to Falher council

Mac Olsen Express Staff Falher council has agreed to allow the installation of wooden bee ornaments on the town’s streetlights. Council approved a motion during their meeting on May 9, after Delores Garand showed them a sample ornament. The bee…

To the editor: The Capital Investment Co-op of Smoky River, as you may recall, came to be in December 2012. It was one of three pilot projects chosen by the Alberta Community & Cooperative Association under a program called ‘Unleashing…
Hair styling and photography studio hold open house

Tom Henihan Express Staff In times of economic uncertainty, it is always encouraging to hear of the opening of new businesses. Regardless of whether they are large undertakings or small local enterprises, the first order of business is to create…

Commentary by Chris Clegg Plato is regarded as one of the great thinkers in history. His teacher, Socrates, and most notable student, Aristotle, are household names. They are the elite of thinkers and revered even today, thousands of years later.…
PIC – New fire hall construction starts

During their meeting on May 11, the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 held a sod turning ceremony at the site of the new regional hall. It is being built to the immediate west of the M.D.…
Jack-Pot Gymkhana coming to Donnelly

Mac Olsen Spotlight Strap the saddle on, adjust your stirrups and bridle, then prepare to participate in barrel racing, pole bending, stakes, flag picking and keyhole. The Jack-Pot Gymkhana event is being held at the Smoky River Ag Society grounds…
PIC – New wildland fire truck for the M.D.

Smoky River Fire and Rescue has a wildland fire truck, a Ford F-Series Super Duty crew cab. Fire chief Marcel Maure says it was purchased from another municipal government and is equipped to handle wildland fires. He is pleased to…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director, Smoky River FCSS Well the weather outside is getting into summer mode so how about we start to focus on some fun summer stuff! For as many years as…