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NLC holds Road Show Open House

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Hamburgers and fun were the fare for the Road Show Open House at the Northern Lakes College campus in McLennan on April 7. The campus was open to the public to highlight the programs available.…

Spotlight Staff An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes that would help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta residents. Proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) reflect the input of municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous…
Central Falher Area Structure Plan approved

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs During their meeting on April 10, the Falher council approved the Central Falher Area Structure Plan under Bylaw 17-03. A public hearing was held beforehand, but no one spoke for or against it. Recreation Complex…

Government of Alberta News release The Alberta government is supporting agricultural commissions by giving producers more autonomy to choose which service-charge model works best for their industry. Minister Oneil Carlier (front left) meets with Alberta Beef Producers’ Bob Lowe (front…

Richard Froese Spotlight Staff Warmer weather has quickly exposed dead dry grass, which could cause a fire hazard, indicate reports from Alberta Forestry. “Use caution when working or recreating in areas of exposed grass as the temperatures rise the grass…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Spring Clean-up/Tidy Town The annual spring clean-up for the residents of McLennan will be held May 6 to May 14. Residents will be required to sign in prior to disposing of their waste. The annual…
Self-taught artist making her mark

Chris Clegg Spotlight Just under two years ago, Jennifer Calliou wanted to find something she and her children could enjoy together. She went to the H&S Dollar Store in High Prairie and purchased some paints. “I thought it’d be a…