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Express Staff The biannual bench show and annual Smoky River Mud Bogs were held in Donnelly this past weekend. The bench show, held in the main gym at Georges P. Vanier, featured a variety of exhibits, including quilts. The judging…

Normand Boulet, CCA Agricultural Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 Over the next month, along with our regular weed and pest inspection duties you’ll be seeing M.D. of Smoky staff doing some things that might make you scratch your…
Good ol’ time at the fourth annual Hoedown Jamboree

Richard Froese Spotlight Toes were tapping and hands were clapping at the fourth annual Country Hoedown on July 22-24 in Triangle at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds. “We had a crowd estimated at 1,000 people, similar to last year,” says…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Kristen Blanchette, a teacher of science and biology at G.P. Vanier is among twenty teachers from across the province to receive a 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. Alberta Education presents the Excellence in Teaching Awards annually…
Hope abounds after tale of tragedy

Chris Clegg Spotlight There is always hope. And by banding together, all people, regardless of age, can make a difference when it comes to bullying. Those were a few of the important messages delivered by Carol Todd, mother of Amanda…

The Smoky River Mud Bogs were held in Donnelly during July 30 & 31, which included a lawn mower race. Here are several photos to highlight the event. Look for a story about the mud bogs in the August 10…

The annual Smoky River Mud Bogs got underway at the Smoky River Agriculture Society’s grounds by Donnelly on July 29. Part of the event is a lawn tractor race, as found in this photo. The race consists of several heats,…

Government of Alberta News release Alberta’s new Seniors Advocate, Sheree Kwong See, will help bring the issues and concerns of seniors to government. Kwong See has worked on behalf of seniors as an educator, researcher and policy expert for more…