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Award-winning author passes away

A man proud of his heritage, Larry Loyie lived a Cree life Larry Loyie had two dreams back in 2005. The first was to leave Vancouver and return to Cree country, the source and inspiration for his award-winning children’s books.…
A colourful family event at Heritage

Written in French by Julie Desrosier Translated by Sylvianne Maisonneuve On Friday, April 8th, the CAFE Nord-Ouest hosted its third annual spring Family Fair. The morning was dedicated to older youth and members of the community. The organizing committee welcomed…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt It is hard to argue against climate change. Experts seem to agree its happening, but were people differ is in what exactly we should be doing about it. The Alberta government has taken…

Express Staff On April 18, the McLennan RCMP Detachment responded to an assault which had taken place at approximately 11:40 p.m., at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Main Street in Falher. Two males assaulted the victim and knocked her…
Smoky River Water Co-op AGM 2016

Tom Henihan Express Staff Fifteen people attended the Smoky River Water Co-op AGM at Smoky Lanes Bowling in Girouxville on April 18. Established in 1996 and providing service to its members since 1999, the SRWC is registered under the Rural…
A.R.C. to the rescue!

Joe McWilliams Spotlight Slave Lake’s Animal Rescue Committee is the group putting up a new animal shelter on the north side of Slave Lake. That project has brought a certain amount of prominence to the organization, but its work in…

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada News release Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) supports the federal government’s crackdown (more information can be found at http://news.gc.ca) directed against tax evasion and tax avoidance. “The actions unveiled today (April 11) outline…
Vic’s Car Care holds open house, celebrates 36 years

Vic’s Car Care in Falher held an open house on April14, hosting a pork-on-a-bun lunch and draws for prizes as part of the event. In the photo above, left-right, are Pauline Dubois, owners Vic and Eveline Roy, Georgia Dubois of…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS The Smoky River Community Transportation program has obtained a second smaller wheelchair accessible van to provide a much needed shuttle service between the various municipalities of…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt Times change. A year ago we had a different party running our government, oil was trading at about $100 a barrel and the Canadian dollar was on par with our American neighbours. Today…

Mac Olsen Express Staff Kitchen renovations at the Guy Community Centre have cost approximately $70,000, but they are complete. The work has included all new cupboards, an ovenhood, fire suppression system and flooring. This was part of Mike Caron’s report…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Spring Clean Up Council approved holding the annual Spring Clean Up from Saturday, May 7 to Monday, May 16th. For each load, residents are required to sign in and provide their street address. The site will…
Safety tips for you and your horses

Spotlight Staff Horses are beautiful, large and powerful animals. Though some people grow up around horses, many have had just brief encounters with horses or enjoyed them from afar. Unpredictable and awe-inspiring, horses require constant care, and those who interact…