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Public Interest Alberta News release Public Interest Alberta joined the Minister of Labour for her announcement this morning (June 30) on the roll-out of the government’s plan to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018. “I was pleased…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt The Alberta economy took a pretty hard hit with sudden and dramatic drop in the price of oil. Recently the Alberta government released the government deficit at 6.4 billion dollars. According to finance…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Week three kicks off in Donnelly. During this week of July 18-21, the theme is ‘Kids in the Kitchen’. Youth will spend the four days full…
A journey for healing and hope

Richard Froese Spotlight Tradition and respect for roots of First Nations culture and past were celebrated as generations departed Driftpile in the 16th annual pilgrimage to Lac Ste Anne. “We had close to 70 travel in the wagon train, from…

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed new administrators in Slave Lake with a principal at C.J. Schurter School, vice-principal at E.G. Wahlstrom School, and principal at Roland Michener Secondary School. Robyn Ord-Boisvert returns to C.J. Schurter School as Pprincipal…
Red Hatters lead in Falher’s Canada Day celebration

Mac Olsen Express Staff Our country marked 149 years on July 1, and area residents marked the occasion in their own ways. One Canada Day event was held at the Smoky River Visitor Information Centre in Falher. Approximately 100 people…

Spotlight Staff People who put a lot of thought into their wardrobes know that one of the challenges presented by the changing seasons is figuring out what to wear and when. Such sudden changes can be problematic, as not everyone…
Heat safety: simple tips to keep in mind this summer

Alberta Health Services News release NORTH ZONE – It’s the first day of summer and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to keep heat safety in mind all season long. Though most individuals can manage moderate summer weather without…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Week 2 – Outdoor Adventures. Week two kicks off in McLennan, during this week the theme is Outdoor Adventures. Youth will take in a Junior Forest…
Heritage provides musical finale to 2015-2016 school year

Tom Henihan Express Staff Ecole Heritage end-of-year school celebration was an opportunity for staff, teachers and students to celebrate the past year and to give a ceremonious send-off to the graduating class. The occasion was also an opportunity to say…