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Spotlight Staff Consultations have been launched with school boards and parents by the provincial government to discuss transportation, fees and other issues to help protect and improve education. Alberta Education kicked off the engagement sessions in Red Deer to review…
How susceptible are jackpines to the pine beetle?

Experiment by Hwy. 2 hopes to find out Joe McWilliams For Spotlight Mountain pine beetle has started making its way into the jackpines of northern Alberta. But it’s far from clear how susceptible the jackpine is, compared to its mountain…

RCMP News release   Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15 year old Charys DUCHARME. She was reported missing on September 22, 2017 and was heard from by a family member on September 19th, 2017.   Charys DUCHARME is described…

RCMP News release   High Prairie, Alberta – On September 14th, 2017 the High Prairie Integrated Drug Unit and members of the High Prairie RCMP Detachment conducted a Search Warrant on a residence in High Prairie. Four Individuals from High…
Ecole Routhier holds welcome back barbecue for families

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Kids and their parents lined up for a big meal, courtesy of the teachers and support staff. Ecole Routhier held a welcome back barbecue in the evening of Sept. 14. Hamburgers, juice and healthy snacks…
Peerless Lake teacher receives Edwin Parr Award

Spotlight Staff A Peerless Lake School teacher is this year’s Alberta School Boards Association Zone 1 Edwin Parr Teacher Award winner. “As soon as they announced [Northland School Division] it didn’t really register at first; but then Lois [Official Trustee…
Fall Parade of Programs a one-stop shopping opportunity

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Falher Curling Rink was the place to check out on Sept. 14, for available programs and services. The Fall Parade of Programs was held there in the afternoon, and various organizations participated. “It’s great…
NL College gets funds to aid mental health

Richard Froese Spotlight A government funding boost will help ensure Northern Lakes College students have access to quality mental health programs and care, says a government news release dated Sept. 8. The province has granted $290,000 each year for the…