Mac Olsen Express staff   Lots of people converged at the Park Regalo in Donnelly on Feb. 15 to take in the Family Day activities. The Donnelly recreation board organized the event and accepted donations as part of the festivities.…

Tom Henihan Express Staff The 34th annual Carnaval de St-Isidore, a two-day occasion that since its inception in 1982 has established itself as a seminal winter event in northern Alberta. While certainly a favorite winter rendezvous for Alberta’s Francophones, the…

World Day of Prayer This event will be held at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in McLennan on March 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is a non-denominational worldwide movement of Christian women who come together to observe a…

Smoky Lanes Bowling in Girouxville held their Family Day event on Feb. 15, which featured a game of bowling and a burger meal, at $10 per person. In the photo above is the Morin family. Clockwise from left are Benjamin,…

In front, left-right, are Mayor Myrna Lanctot and Deputy Mayor Brian Labrecque. In the back, left-right, are Councillor Gordon Rundle, new Councillor Katrina Jolie and Councillor Vance Yaremko. They held their monthly meeting on Feb. 17.

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Arnold Viersen, the Conservative MP for Peace River-Westlock, met with the council for the M.D. of Smoky No. 130 during their meeting in Falher on Feb. 10. Viersen discussed issues of concern to him, such…

Grade six, Late Entry French Immersion students from Grande Prairie, researching their family histories while visiting the Société Historique at Généalogique de Smoky River in Donnelly, February 12. Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs In a partnership between Grande Prairie Public…

Léonne Turcotte We are sometimes so quick to complain and criticize our Health Care system. I had to seek Medical Care on Feb. 7 at the Sacred Heart Health Centre and I have nothing but praise for the care I…

Commentary by Mac Olsen Gun control advocacy and Bill C-68 type legislation could once again become a fact of life in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Government are going to restore the RCMP’s authority to make the…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Smoky River Waste Management Commission- Alberta Community Partnership Grant Motion by Councillor Dallaire that the Village of Girouxville participates in a joint application with the Village of Donnelly, Town of McLennan and Town of Falher…

Express Staff On Dec. 27, 2015, the McLennan RCMP Detachment responded to a theft complaint from a sea container in the Town of Falher, where many tools were stolen. The total value of the stolen tools is approximately $4,000. The…