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Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on March 14, council for the Town of Falher approved the second and third readings to amend the municipality’s land use bylaw. The bylaw changes the front yard setbacks from 25 feet to…

Tom Henihan Express Staff W.H. Fish Arena off-season rate Council approved a rate of $500 per day for the off-season rental of the H.W. Fish Arena. The off-season rate does not include the upstairs of the facility. McLennan Library requests…

Tom Henihan Express Staff   Delegation from Girouxville Enhancement Committee Marc & Alex Brochu representatives for the “Skating Rink Project” announced that they have received their society status under the name “Girouxville Enhancement Committee.” A delegation from the “Girouxville Enhancement…

Mac Olsen Express Staff   Fire guardian appointments During their meeting on March 9, council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved the appointment of the 2016 fire guardians. They consist of Smoky River fire chief Marcel Maure; fire…

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…

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…

Mayor Donna Buchinski of Falher, left, and Glenda Farnden, the Senior Municipal Relations Liaison for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation in Grande Prairie. The mayor presented the town’s annual contribution of $2 per capita to Farnden on Feb.…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Change to disconnection and reconnection water services fees Council has amended the disconnection and reconnection fee for water services. The fee for the period from April 1 to November 30 is now $125 reduced…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Smoky River Fire and Rescue will be getting an unmanned aerial vehicle for their operations after the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved the purchase during their meeting on Feb. 10.…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs New regional fire chief attends council meeting The new regional fire chief Marcel Maure attended the Girouxville Council Meeting on January 13, to introduce himself to council and to hear any concerns that council may…

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