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Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   Horse enthusiasts converged at the Smoky River Ag Society grounds by Donnelly during the long weekend of Aug. 4-6 for a summer gymkhana event. A competition was held on Aug. 4, featuring pole…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   The mud was flying here and there, and the tires were spinning on occasion, going nowhere. But fans cheered and applauded those who took their trucks and ATVs through the 200-foot mud trenches.…
PIC – Flooded farmland by Highway 49

Above, flooded farmland on Highway 49, between Giroxuville and Falher. A heavy rainstorm hit the Smoky River region on July 20, resulting in flooding throughout.  
Lightning strikes plastic gas pipe causing minor flare-up

Tom Henihan Express Staff During the numerous thunderstorms and heavy downpours the region experienced recently something unusual occurred on Albert Laflamme’s land just outside Falher. On July 18, while Laflamme and a friend were talking in the feed mill on…
M.D. awaits decision for disaster recovery compensation

Mac Olsen Express Staff The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 continues to wait for a decision from the Alberta Government regarding its claim for compensation under a disaster recovery program. Kevin Cymbaluk, the Director of Operations for the M.D.,…
GPV graduation committee establishes legacy fund

Mac Olsen Express Staff This year’s graduation committee for Georges P. Vanier has left successive committees a legacy fund, to help with charitable causes. “They left $1,500 for forthcoming graduation services,” says Michelle Morin, the chairperson for the 2018 GPV…