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Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Smoky River Emergency Services held the official grand opening of their new fire hall in Falher on June 23. In the photo below, Fire Chief Marcel Maure gets ready to cut the cake that…

RCMP News release   On May 31, 2017 Peace River Traffic members stopped a suspicious vehicle in Grimshaw Alberta.  Upon further investigation the driver and passenger were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  Police located 33.95 grams of methamphetamine were…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Iliou Director We are looking for ideas from you, the residents of the Smoky River Region! How do we get the word out about the many benefits of the…
French ECS graduation held at Ecole Routhier

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Ten French kindergarten students at Ecole Routhier are moving up in the world next fall. But before that, they had their moment to shine in the spotlight, as their teacher held a graduation ceremony for…

Express Staff Two students at Georges P. Vanier, Joelle Benoit and Danika Bouvier, have submitted their poems for publication. La vie est belle Par Danika Bouvier Une journée j’écrivais Quand j’ai vu un homme qui s’approchait Il s’est arrêté et…
PIC – Former Bigway Foods in Donnelly is no more

On June 13, the former Bigway Foods building in Donnelly was completely demolished. The property was cordoned off with orange fencing and an excavator brought down the entire building. Thereafter, all of the debris was shipped off by the dump…
Explore the outdoors and be safe

Richard Froese Spotlight Spruce Point Park west of Kinuso was the scene of an Outdoor Expo on June 10 to promote safe and healthy outdoor activities. Big Lakes County hosted the event with a grant of $1,495 from the Alberta…
PIC – Georges P. Vanier students receive their DELF Diplomas

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) is an official diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. Front row, left to right: Shayna Yaremko, Sidney Tardif, Ethan…

Canada News Wire News release The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today (June 15) announced that as of December 1, 2017, all individual and small business wireless service customers will have the right to have their cellphones and other…

Canada News Wire News release The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada today echoed yesterday’s announcement (June 15) from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the Government’s $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund. The…