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  Below are a series of videos of the Remembrance Day service. Look for a story about the event in the November 21 edition of the Smoky River Express.

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   Students at Ecole Routhier, along with guests, converged in the main gym at 10:45 a.m. on November 9 for the annual Remembrance Day service. Among the dignitaries were Fire Chief Marcel Maure, paramedics…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   The Falher Pirates have won their second consecutive game of the 2018/19 season so far, handily defeating the Manning Comets at home on November 9. Here are some photos from that game, which…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   On November 8, students and staff at Ecole Heritage honoured veterans and those who have passed on, as part of the school’s Remembrance Day service. The event was held in the gym, opening…
Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus

Jean Moore-Lemoine Community Development Coordinator New director for Smoky River FCSS This week the Smoky River FCSS office welcomed a new director, Crystal Marschner. Crystal was formerly the Youth and Family Coordinator for Smoky River FCSS, so she is no…
Where does SARDA’s work go?

The simple answer is, to research. Of course, how that research is spread, interpreted, and implemented is a far more expansive question. The process starts in the planning for SARDA’s research year. We have standard tests that a large number…
Ecole Heritage junior volleyball teams do well in Grimshaw

École Héritage competed in the Grimshaw School Junior Tournament during October 19-20. There were 12 girls’ teams and 10 boys’ teams. Both Heritage teams were to compete at the 1J Zones Playoffs this past weekend, with boys travelling to Beaverlodge…
GPV volleyball teams bring home medals

Mac Olsen Express Staff GPV’s volleyball teams continue to bring home medals, with three of four teams winning at invitational tournaments over the weekend of October 26-27. The senior high girls’ team won gold at the Hinton invitational, and player…
Richard Simard is the new reeve in Big Lakes County

Richard Froese For Smoky River Express A former McLennan business owner and resident has become the new reeve for Big Lakes County in the High Prairie area. Joussard Councillor Richard Simard was elected reeve by council during its organizational meeting…
Remembering ‘Canada’s Hundred Days’

Tom Henihan Express Staff This year’s Remembrance Day will mark the 100 anniversary of the end of the First World War. Here in Canada it is also a national occasion to remember what has been called “Canada’s Hundred Days,” refering…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The M.D. of Smoky River KidSport organization met at the Town of Falher office in the evening of October 23. Those attending were Chairperson Lynn Farrell, Sherry Limoges and Ashley Cairns. They discussed the need for…