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Spotlight Staff Organizations are invited to apply for grants between $50,000 and $200,000 for projects spanning up to two years. Eligible groups include non-profit agencies, schools, municipal governments, Metis settlements and First Nations communities. Civil forfeiture allows authorities to seize…
RCMP investigates wood theft from a private property

Express Staff On Sept. 19, the RCMP responded to a complaint of a wood theft on a rural property, southeast of McLennan. Between Sept. 16 and 18, a large quantity of chopped and prepared firewood was stolen from a private…
Diane’s Cuisine opens in the Centre Chevaliers

Mac Olsen Express Staff If you’re planning a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting and need to book a catering service, consider Diane’s Cuisine. Diane Chiasson opened Diane’s Cuisine at the Centre Chevaliers in Falher on Sept. 12, and features home-cooked…
A large turnout for Kimiwan Lake Naturalists Community Hike

Tom Henihan Express Staff There was a great turnout for Kimiwan Lake Naturalists Community Hike at the O’Mahony Conservation Area, 9 kilometers south of McLennan on Highway 2. The early fall weather was perfect: fresh enough to make a brisk…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Jean Moore-Lemoine Friends of the Smoky River Transportation Society Smoky River Community Transportation Program; more than just a seniors’ bus, more than just a medical trip bus, more than just…

Alberta Health Services News release EDMONTON — Physicians and nursing staff in eight central and northern Alberta nurseries are now using videoconference technology to access urgent advice from Stollery Children’s Hospital neonatologists to help manage the care of acutely ill…

Chris Clegg Spotlight Alberta’s post-secondary students can now pursue their careers with more money in their pockets. On Sept. 15 at Mount Royal College in Calgary, several politicians gathered to announce increases to Canada Student Grants and enhancements to the…

Richard Froese Spotlight With a shortage of qualified water and wastewater operators in the north, Northern Lakes College now offers online training for that work. Water / wastewater operator preparation program level 1 starts in September. “The program meets entry-level…
New regional fire hall construction update

Mac Olsen Express Staff Construction of the new regional fire in Falher continues, with Kevin Cymbaluk, the director of operations for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 giving an update to council on Sept. 19. On site, a power…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois, Director Smoky River FCSS Summer is almost behind us as the leaves begin to change color and the days become shorter! But, fall brings new activities and happenings.…