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RCMP News release   The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) and Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment are investigating the suspicious death of an adult male. This morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to a report of an altercation in the area…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   Glenmary Catholic School, Peace River High School and T.A. Norris Middle School in Peace River were busy on January 18 and 19, as their gyms became the scene of a junior basketball tournament.…
Town of Falher Public Works truck stolen

Tom Henihan Express Staff A Town of Falher Public Works vehicle has been stolen from outside the Falher lift station while crewmembers were checking the station on January 7. The vehicle, which was left running due to extreme cold weather,…
Tammy Henkel resigns from school board

Richard Froese For Smoky River Express Tammy Henkel has resigned from High Prairie School Division board of trustees. The board received her letter of resignation at its regular monthly meeting Dec. 19, says an HPSD news release dated Jan. 8.…
PIC – Fire Chief Marcel Maure reflects on 2018

Smoky River Fire Rescue had the busiest year on record. Responding to 210 calls for service anywhere from structure fires, wildland fires, motor vehicle collisions, medical co response, STARS landings, calls for assistance to the public, flooding in towns, villages…
PIC – Roland Michener Rams edge the GPV Vipers

The Georges P. Vanier Vipers junior boys’ basketball team hosted the Roland Michener Rams of Slave Lake on January 9. The Vipers held the lead for most of the game, but the Rams came from behind to win 52-49. Above,…

RCMP News release On January 3, 2019, High Prairie RCMP conducted a traffic stop in the Town of High Prairie. Police observed a firearm in the vehicle and subsequently arrested both occupants. It was also determined by Police that both…

Tom Henihan Express Staff The McLennan Municipal Library’s “After School Program,” began on Monday January 14 with kids building Lego structures during their first session. The After School Program for ages 6 to 11 year olds takes place on Mondays…