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Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development The province is divided into about a dozen economic regions. There is no real rationale for how the regions evolved other than the municipalities in an area determined what their region would look…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois FCSS Director Monday, February 20th is Family Day in Alberta. Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan on the third Monday of…

Government of Alberta News release Proposed legislation would further reduce price volatility in the electricity system and support the province’s made-in-Alberta transition to a stable and reliable system that puts consumers first. “We inherited a volatile electricity system that did…
Collision south of Guy

Mac Olsen Express Staff During the morning of January 19, Smoky River Fire and Emergency, the RCMP and EMS responded to a collision just south of Guy. A Federated Co-op Ltd. Super-B tanker truck collided with a Ford F-150. The…

Progressive Conservative Party News release Calgary – The following statement was issued by Ric McIver, Progressive Conservative Interim Leader and MLA for Calgary-Hays, in response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statements on phasing out the oil sands: “I am incredibly…
Cree code talkers will not be forgotten

Richard Froese Spotlight Award-winning short film Cree Code Talker exposed the value of the role when it was screened Jan. 18 in High Prairie. Charles (Checker) Tomkins of Grouard was honoured in the film for his service in the Second…
Our Stories – Came for two weeks – never left

Dennis and Wendy Barton Dennis Barton’s first impressions of Slave Lake were that it was muddy, cold, crowded and chaotic. That was on April 1, 1965 and it was no joke. He’d come up from Barrhead to relieve the BA…