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Boreal Research holds public tour

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff NAIT’s Centre for Boreal Research in Peace River held a public tour of their labs and greenhouse on May 14. Scientists and students at the Centre research how to grow boreal plants that will help them reclaim…

Express Staff Starting last Tuesday, May 14, Canadians can play the nation’s biggest lottery game twice each week. Thanks to a brand-new Tuesday draw added to the Friday draw, Lotto Max players will see jackpots grow more quickly than ever.…
Make every choice the right choice

PARTY program sends strong message Richard FroeseFor The Express Junior high school students learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May. Grade 9 students…
PIC – Bronze winner

Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Badminton Provincial Championships were held May 3-4, in Calgary at Nelson Mandela High School. 16 participants (2 players from each of the 8 zones in the province) took part in the event. Amber Guérette, (far right)…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Town of Peace River held a public hearing on the off-site levy bylaw which will affect any new development in the town. Off-site levies are a tool municipalities can use to help pay for new infrastructure…

Richard FroeseFor The Express High Prairie School Division is responding to concerns about bus safety. At its monthly meeting April 17, the board reviewed an independent transportation study, says a news release dated May 8. A study was launched after…
Morin nominated for teaching award

Richard FroeseFor The Express École Routhier School teacher Krystin Morin is the 2019 High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The award is given to a first-year Alberta teacher who goes above and beyond in the duties…
Savage outlines plan to diversify Reno facility

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Savage CANAC Corporation made a presentation to Northern Sunrise County council at their regular meeting on May 14 outlining a proposed diversification of the Savage facility in Reno. The Northern Sunrise Crude Terminal provides direct access to…
Catholic Archbishop visits Ecole Providence

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Archbishop Gérard Pettipas, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard- McLennan visited communities in the Smoky River Region recently, including McLennan, Falher and Girouxville. While in McLennan the Archbishop spent time with students at Ecole Providence on…

Peace River’s Mayor Tom Tarpey personally donated $5000 to the new Peace Regional Recreation Centre at town council on May 13, and has challenged all other local Mayors, Reeves, and Deputy Reeves in the region to do the same. He…
Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite wild fire

Express Staff On May 9 at 1:50 p.m., Northern Sunrise Protective Services were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the hills west of the Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite. Due to very strong winds, the fire spread into the surrounding grasses…
Francophone students demonstrate their talents

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Over 250, audience members, musicians, artists and performers attended the third annual “Gala du Nord” celebration at Centre Chevaliers on April 27. The CAFE Nord-Ouest organizes the event in conjunction with École Héritage whose students present the…