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Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt The Alberta government appears to have made the environment a high priority for their term in power. The implementation of a carbon tax would seem to make that clear. Or does it? A…
Spring was in the air at McLennan’s mini-market event

Tom Henihan Express Staff The “Spring it on mini-market” at the Elks Hall on April 23 was organized by Amy Dubrule, consultant for Origami Owl custom jewelry. The mini-market, conceived as an opportunity for a few “direct sales representatives” in…

Tom Henihan Express Staff 2015 Financial Statement Motion to approve as presented upon transferring $38,000 to contingency reserves. Appointment of Auditor Motion to appoint Sylvain & Co. as auditor for 2016 financial year. Smoky River Airport 2016 Budget Motion to accept as…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The Club des Pionniers in Donnelly required some door replacements this year and an Automated External Defibrillator is being considered for the building. These were two items that outgoing President Lina Ouellette discussed as part of…
Students inspired to battle against the bully

Richard Froese Spotlight Steps to battle bullying and social media were presented at a youth conference in Driftpile, March 29-31. “Bullying is common all over and in every race, and Driftpile is just one small community that wants to see…

Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on April 18, council for the Town of Falher approved a motion to install sidewalks, in the future, for the Central Area Subdivision as part of the Municipal Development Plan. Council also approved…
Local Green Acreages Workshop a big success

Richard Froese Spotlight Ways to create and preserve more green space on rural residential land were presented at a free stewardship workshop in High Prairie on April 21 and Slave Lake on April 23. The Green Acreages Workshop was hosted…

Express Staff On April 4, the McLennan RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of robbery in Falher. The RCMP attended and, upon further investigation, revealed one male wearing dark coloured clothing, a hoodie and sunglasses, assaulted a resident before fleeing…
PIC – Customer appreciation day at Max Fuel

It was customer appreciation day at Max Fuel Distributors Ltd. in Falher on April 20. Above, manager Roger Remillard cooks hamburgers and hot dogs for the event. Smoky River fire chief Marcel Maure took over the role later. There was…