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Helmet law proposed for off-highway vehicles

Spotlight Staff Helmets could soon be required for driving off-highway vehicles on public land under a proposal by the provincial government. Transportation Brian Mason introduced proposed amendments to the Traffic Safety Act (TSA) to require recreational users of all-terrain vehicles…

Drew Barnes Wildrose MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent. With tears in her eyes, she told…
Bazaar to honour elderly

Chris Clegg Spotlight “Bringing Unity to Families in Honouring the Elderly” is the theme of the Dec. 17 Country Christmas Bazaar at the Elks Hall on the rodeo grounds. Dharlyne Vicklund, owner of Wolf Talon Creations, is hosting the bazaar…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Smoky River Regional Waste Management Commission Motion to approve the $1.50 per month increase to garbage collection effective January 1st, 2017 MLA Request –Infrastructure Priorities Motion to identify the following Capital Infrastructure projects as the Village…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development I received an email the other day from an area business with some concerns about local fundraisers. This business has long been a great community supporter. They are always ready with a donation of…
PICs – Recreation groups receive CFEP grants

Marg McCuaig-Boyd, the NDP MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley, made cheque presentations to the the Falher Recreation Development Society and the McLelannan Local Recreation Board on Nov. 18. The monies were provided under the Community Facility Enhancement Program. James Bell photos
Firefighters thanked for battle in Fort McMurray

Richard Froese Spotlight Local fire responders were given special thanks for assisting in the massive wildfire that swept the Fort McMurray area in May. Sucker Creek Fire Tack Crew received their medallions and certificates of thanks from the provincial government…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Members of the Donnelly Recreation Society held their annual general meeting at the municipal office on Nov. 22. Among other things, President Pauline Therriault highlighted the Family Day event that took place at the Park…

Government of Alberta News release An amending agreement signed today (Nov. 18) by government, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) will potentially save up to $500 million in tax dollars over the next two years while…