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Government of Alberta News release The Government of Alberta will create a “capacity market” for electricity as part of its plan to ensure that consumers are protected from price volatility with a reliable supply of electricity at stable, affordable prices.…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs This year has been a bit of a struggle to make Smoky Lanes Bowling profitable, but management and staff have done almost everything possible to bring in customers. This was part of Ryan Roy’s report…
National Child Day 2016: It’s Our Right to Belong

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Canada’s National Child Day is held annually on November 20 as ratified by the Parliament of Canada as the Child Day Act, in 1993. National Child Day is a celebration of the United Nations implementation…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois FCSS Director Poverty is an ongoing concern in the world and right here at home. And whether we want to believe it or not, people do not wake…

Spotlight Staff The Alberta Status of Women has $500,000 to give away in grant money to support organizations that improve the lives of women and girls. The grants create opportunities for community groups to pilot an innovative idea or expand…
Blanket exercise helps Aboriginals heal over time

Richard Froese Spotlight A process to heal through First Nations teachings was the focus of a blanket exercise Nov. 18 at High Prairie Friendship Centre. About 30 community leaders and workers from the High Prairie region were trained to lead…
RCMP seeks information about gas theft from Co-op

Express Staff On Nov. 13, the McLennan RCMP Detachment responded to a theft complaint at the Horizon Co-op gas station in Falher. The suspect is a caucasion male, approximately 5′ 10″, brown hair, brown goatee and he was driving an…

Spotlight Staff Do you know a local kid who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve his/her community? Then why not nominate one for the 17th annual Great Kids Award! The award recognizes kids for making…
Canada Post gearing up for letters to Santa

Spotlight Staff More than 1.5 million notes, cards and lists expected to be written to Santa Claus this year, but Canada Post is up to the challenge. Every year, children from across the country write to Santa, and every year,…

CAFÉ Nord-Ouest News release Le CAFE NORD-OUEST est fier de convier la population de Rivière-la-Paix pour une 6e année à son brunch familial. L’activité aura lieu le dimanche, 11 décembre dès 10h à la salle des Chevaliers de Colomb à…