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Spotlight Staff Despite some views, drugged driving is just as serious as drunk driving. Now the provincial government says it’s time to debunk the myth that driving after using marijuana is safer than driving after consuming alcohol. Misconceptions about the…
Songs and drama production part of GPV Christmas concert

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The bands at Georges P. Vanier entertained with a variety of Christmas selections during their concert on Dec. 15. This included a performance by the Grade 9 drama group. Look for a story about…
French and English Christmas concerts at Ecole Routhier

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Ecole Routhier held their French Christmas concert on Dec. 13 and their English Christmas concert on Dec. 14. Published here are some of the classes and the names of the songs they performed. Look…

Canada News Wire News release As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, invites all Canadians to share their views on how Parks…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois FCSS Director Empathy – the ability to relate to how someone else is feeling-is at the core of our humanity. The absence of empathy underlies abuse, bullying, and…
HPSD hires new senior IT technician

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division has appointed Manuel Bulosan as senior information technology (IT) technician. He has been a computer technician for HPSD since October 2015. “We look forward to Manuel’s continued success in the technology department,” says Tammy…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development Economic development is a very diversified topic. Sure it is about keeping the businesses and industry we have in the region. Sure it is about trying to attract new businesses to the community…
PIC – Trustees meet the minister

High Prairie School Division welcomed Education Minister David Eggen, who visited High Prairie Elementary on Nov. 29. Left-right, are High Prairie Trustee Joyce Dvornek, Slave Lake Trustee Tracy Ottenbreit, board vice-chair Slave Lake Trustee Joy McGregor, Eggen, West End Trustee…
Cree Code Talker earns more top awards

Richard Froese Spotlight A short documentary film about a Grouard man’s unique role in the Second World War has won more awards. Cree Code Talker, co-produced by Alexandra Lazarowich and Cowboy Smithx, won a $1,000 cash award for best short…