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Georges P. Vanier held their graduation ceremony on May 21. Above, one of last year’s graduates, Joey Richmond, shakes hands with Principal Bob Owens. A story about last weekend’s event will be in next week’s Express.
Conscience Rights for physicians must be legislated

MP Viersen receives rare opportunity to set agenda of House of Commons May 13, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON — Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River – Westlock, brought forward a motion today in the House of Commons…
Pratt flexes might at Divisional T&F Meet

Following are the High Prairie School Division Junior High School track and field meet results from May 16. Only those results available from the source are published. The meet was held at the E.W. Pratt High School and Prairie River…

Wildrose Party News release While the NDP government has released the rules for applying a sunshine list to agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs), it has failed to update the government sunshine list since forming government as well as the list…
A new home for Fort McMurray evacuees

Richard Froese Spotlight A couple found refuge in High Prairie after being evacuated from Fort McMurray as wildfires swept the region. Jim and Rebecca Callin fled May 3 and relocated to the town near their lot at Shadow Creek Estates…

Jocelyne Gervais Falher Library The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its seventh year with and exciting lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors. No memberships, no fees SYNC gives away two…

Normand Boulet CCA, Ag Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 This is just to give everyone a quick update on the programs and services your Agricultural Services Department staff are undertaking this year: Shelterbelt seedlings – Will be distributed…

Express Staff During their meeting on May 9, the council for the Village of Donnelly approved Mayor Lanctot as the alternate representative for Concerto. Council proclaimed May 15–21 as Public Works Week. Council also appointed Normand Boulet, Raymond Rey, Claire…
Bee hanging ornament shown to Falher council

Mac Olsen Express Staff Falher council has agreed to allow the installation of wooden bee ornaments on the town’s streetlights. Council approved a motion during their meeting on May 9, after Delores Garand showed them a sample ornament. The bee…

To the editor: The Capital Investment Co-op of Smoky River, as you may recall, came to be in December 2012. It was one of three pilot projects chosen by the Alberta Community & Cooperative Association under a program called ‘Unleashing…
Hair styling and photography studio hold open house

Tom Henihan Express Staff In times of economic uncertainty, it is always encouraging to hear of the opening of new businesses. Regardless of whether they are large undertakings or small local enterprises, the first order of business is to create…
PIC – New fire hall construction starts

During their meeting on May 11, the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 held a sod turning ceremony at the site of the new regional hall. It is being built to the immediate west of the M.D.…