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Smoky River Open, 32 years of a superb regional sporting event

With excellent weather on both days, the Smoky River Open golf tournament was well attended with 42 players taking part in the event. Ladies and men’s Championship Flight winners, Joanne Bekevich and Earl Ominiyak Denise Lamouche, receiving her prize at…
Red Hatters lead in Falher’s Canada Day celebration

Mac Olsen Express Staff Our country marked 149 years on July 1, and area residents marked the occasion in their own ways. One Canada Day event was held at the Smoky River Visitor Information Centre in Falher. Approximately 100 people…

Spotlight Staff On June 18 in Slave Lake, Alberta began the Annual Canadian Tire Anglers Cup tournament. A total of 77 Teams competed from all over the region. Rainy and windy weather conditions made for a delayed start, and officials…
Wow! What a powwow!

Richard Froese Spotlight Hundreds celebrated aboriginal culture at the third annual Driftpile Competitive Powwow, held June 24-26. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
Good times at this year’s Honey Festival

Mac Olsen Express Staff Children and families had a variety of activities to choose from at this year’s Honey Festival in Falher. See the front page of this week’s paper for details about the parade. Also, check the Smoky River…

Express Staff Visitor Information Centre in Falher The public is invited to celebrate Canada Day at the Visitor Information Centre in Falher this Friday. The event starts at 11 a.m. and will finish by 3 p.m. The Red Hatters will be…
Weekend music extravaganza June 17-19

Chris Clegg Spotlight It’s less than three weeks away to what many tout as the best fair in Western Canada. Thousands will pack the Driftpile Valley for the 38th North Country Fair June 17-19. The annual fair, which celebrates the…
Children’s fishing derby this Saturday at Winagami Lake

Mac Olsen Spotlight The McLennan/High Prairie council for the Knights of Columbus is inviting children and families for their annual fishing derby at Winagami Lake this Saturday, June 11. “Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to Winagami Lake, and enjoy…

Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS “PLAN FOR THE WORST AND HOPE FOR THE BEST” – Unknown. With the beginnings of what seems to be a very busy fire season I would like to touch base with our residents about…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Ladies, get your tickets now for the 50 Shades of Rose Gala, an event where you get to relax and support a charitable cause at the same time. “It’s to support the Societé Historique et…

Richard Popovich had them laughing as he sang. Pictured above are some of the volunteers who were the guests of honour for lunch at the Villa Beausejour in Falher on April 5. Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Villa Beausejour…