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Girouxville Co-op Ltd. is celebrating 75 years in business

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Girouxville Co-op Ltd. is 75 years young in 2017 and the organization is hosting a series of events to commemorate the anniversary. The co-op held its annual general meeting at the Girouxville community hall in…

Spotlight Staff A campaign to encourage more women to run in local government elections this fall has expanded. A how-to video series has been launched on ReadyForHer.alberta.ca, where women politicians share their campaigning tips to help encourage more women to…
Nutrition program expands at local schools

Richard Froese Spotlight An additional $250,000 from the provincial government has been dished out to High Prairie School Division to expand the nutrition program. “High Prairie School Division is very pleased that the Alberta government has continued to fund the…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The Villa Beausejour in Falher held its annual volunteer appreciation lunch on April 11. Approximately 30 people attended the event, which included a performance by the GPV high school band. Look for a story…

Alberta Health Services News release Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is launching a new Facebook page to help Albertans better understand EMS across the province. @AlbertaHealthServicesEMS will share stories and information about EMS operations, programs and events, as…

Express Staff Need help on a project, beginner to crocheting, or just like to connect with other crocheters? Join us on April 18th at 6:30 p.m. Contact the library at (780) 324-3767 or librarian@mclennanlibrary.ab.ca for more information. Volunteers needed for…

Spotlight Staff The 2017 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards will include a new honour to recognize a senior who has provided long-term service to the community. This year, the awards will include the inaugural Alice Modin Award to acknowledge the contributions…

Spotlight Staff Farmers and Albertans have the opportunity to share ideas about the future of provincial and national agriculture programs through an online survey. Alberta is working with the federal government, other provinces and territories to develop a new five-year…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Iliou Director Volunteering – “In Canada’s 150th year, volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Celebrate the vibrancy and impact of volunteerism in your…