All Stories

Grouard students shine at Robotics Tournament

Over 100 students packed the Back Lakes Sports Arena in Red Earth Creek for the Second Annual Peace Country Robotics Tournament April 15. Twelve teams from Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council [KTC], Northland School Division [NSD[, Conseil scolaire du…

Richard Froese Spotlight Census letters and packages are being delivered to all Canadian households this week to collect data for the national population. Statistics Canada began sending package for households and for agriculture on May 2. Forms can be completed…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Empathy – the ability to relate to how someone else is feeling – is at the core of our humanity. The absence of empathy underlies abuse,…

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…