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Bee hanging ornament shown to Falher council

Mac Olsen Express Staff Falher council has agreed to allow the installation of wooden bee ornaments on the town’s streetlights. Council approved a motion during their meeting on May 9, after Delores Garand showed them a sample ornament. The bee…

To the editor: The Capital Investment Co-op of Smoky River, as you may recall, came to be in December 2012. It was one of three pilot projects chosen by the Alberta Community & Cooperative Association under a program called ‘Unleashing…
Hair styling and photography studio hold open house

Tom Henihan Express Staff In times of economic uncertainty, it is always encouraging to hear of the opening of new businesses. Regardless of whether they are large undertakings or small local enterprises, the first order of business is to create…
PIC – New fire hall construction starts

During their meeting on May 11, the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 held a sod turning ceremony at the site of the new regional hall. It is being built to the immediate west of the M.D.…
Jack-Pot Gymkhana coming to Donnelly

Mac Olsen Spotlight Strap the saddle on, adjust your stirrups and bridle, then prepare to participate in barrel racing, pole bending, stakes, flag picking and keyhole. The Jack-Pot Gymkhana event is being held at the Smoky River Ag Society grounds…
PIC – New wildland fire truck for the M.D.

Smoky River Fire and Rescue has a wildland fire truck, a Ford F-Series Super Duty crew cab. Fire chief Marcel Maure says it was purchased from another municipal government and is equipped to handle wildland fires. He is pleased to…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director, Smoky River FCSS Well the weather outside is getting into summer mode so how about we start to focus on some fun summer stuff! For as many years as…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt It was inevitable. Sooner or late it was inevitable that a large urban centre in northern Alberta would be devastated by a catastrophic forest fire. We have had forewarnings. The Zama City fire…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The Honey Festival Committee met at the Town of Falher office in the evening of May 12 and continued planning for the June 17-19 event. Soleille Briand, the recreation coordinator for the Town of Falher, reported…
AHS warns of gastrointestinal illness among Fort McMurray evacuees

Alberta Health Services News release May 12, 2016 EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is responding to an increase in patients experiencing symptoms consistent with viral gastroenteritis at various evacuation/reception centres, around Alberta. Zones impacted, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday,…

Spotlight Staff Through the tremendous acts of generosity and kindness of the communities in which they operate, Freson Bros. is extremely proud to announce they, along with their great customers and supportive team members, have raised $58,449.27 for the Red…