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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…
PIC – BMO raises $2,862 for palliative care society

Pictured above, in front, from left, are Carrie Bartel, Bank of Montreal branch manager; Lucille Leclerc, treasurer for the Smoky River Palliative Care Society; Cecile Turcotte, the society’s secretary; and Joanne Duval, a customer service representative. In back, from left,…

Wildrose Party News release EDMONTON, AB (December 8, 2016): This week, Wildrose Little Bow MLA Dave Schneider called on the Agriculture Minister to explain the economic impact of the NDP’s carbon tax on agri-food and agri-business in Alberta. The NDP’s…
SARDA celebrating 30 Years

As SARDA’s logo has evolved and been refined, so has the organization. On April 29, 1986, SARDA was incorporated as a non-profit group directed by agricultural producers in the Municipal District of Smoky River. Their goal was to field test…

Spotlight Staff Non-profit organizations have a clearer path to funding as a result of changes to two primary community grant programs, the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) and the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). “Investment in Alberta’s non-profit and voluntary sector…

Jackie Hockey, Chair Falher Regional Intermunicipal Library Board Falher Library/Bibliothèque Dentinger Principal Robert (Bob) Owens and his staff are committed to providing an excellent start to learning, to help ensure Success for Every Student. To help meet these goals, they…
“Fire on Ice” annual Christmas Gala a formal, fun event

Tom Henihan Express Staff Smoky River Minor Hockey Association held its fifth annual Christmas Gala at the Centre Chevaliers, December 3. Approximately 350 people attended the “Fire on Ice” themed, formal dinner and dance event, which included performance and live…

Spotlight Staff Northern Lakes College student Cindy Whitehead has given a whole new mean to the term “hands-on training”. On the evening between her two-day Standard First Aid and CPR training course, Cindy used her new skills to save the…

Spotlight Staff A proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year for High Prairie School Division is under study with comments from parents and students welcome. At its regular meeting Nov. 16, trustees reviewed and approved the calendar survey that has…