by Joe McWilliams A couple of thoughts occurred last week when Wildrose Leader – and Fort McMurray resident – Brian Jean appeared on television in front of the remains of houses in his home town. One was: ‘What is he…
Grouard students shine at Robotics Tournament

Over 100 students packed the Back Lakes Sports Arena in Red Earth Creek for the Second Annual Peace Country Robotics Tournament April 15. Twelve teams from Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council [KTC], Northland School Division [NSD[, Conseil scolaire du…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Things seem to be in high gear this week, Aries. Others around you are just as boisterous, and it may even seem manic. Exercise a little extra patience to get through. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…

Richard Froese Spotlight Census letters and packages are being delivered to all Canadian households this week to collect data for the national population. Statistics Canada began sending package for households and for agriculture on May 2. Forms can be completed…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Empathy – the ability to relate to how someone else is feeling – is at the core of our humanity. The absence of empathy underlies abuse,…
SPORTS – GPV/Heritage senior badminton invitational

Mac Olsen Express Staff Georges P. Vanier and Ecole Heritage co-hosted a senior badminton invitational on April 23. Says Melodie Schaefer, the senior badminton coach for GPV: “It went really well,” she says. “Nicole Walisser did a great job of…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt The Alberta government appears to have made the environment a high priority for their term in power. The implementation of a carbon tax would seem to make that clear. Or does it? A…