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Mayor Donna Buchinski of Falher, left, and Glenda Farnden, the Senior Municipal Relations Liaison for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation in Grande Prairie. The mayor presented the town’s annual contribution of $2 per capita to Farnden on Feb.…

Testing their speed and endurance, left-right are Lise Roby, the activities coordinator for the Villa Beausejour, and manager Aline Roy. Sitting on the log is Jean Lalonde, the maintence man for the Villa. Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Residents…

Richard Froese Spotlight Love and marriage go together when people celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Vernon and Eileen Cox of Prairie Echo celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November and know how to keep that special love in a…

Richard Froese Spotlight Plenty of local resources are available to farmers and landowners to enhance riparian areas and other components related to the watershed. Lesser Slave Watershed Council and Peace Country Beef and Forage Association can offer funding support and…

The UAlberta Augustana Campus has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Isabelle Maure of McLennan. Maure is a first-year Bachelor of Science student and she is the recipient of the scholarship, funded by An Augustana Faculty Honours Entrance Scholarship. She is one…

H.W. Fish rink with shadowy patches on the ice under the existing mercury vapour lights, which creates poor visibility for both players and spectators. This problem can be solved with the installation of the proposed higher quality, energy efficient T-5…

Above, the cast of Local Actors Having Fun is putting the finishing touches on  their production, including dress rehearsals, building props and decorating the hall. In the photo below, there's gonna be a weddin' held. The first performance will be…

Three students at Ecole Heritage will go to the Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat Feb. 13-16. Above are Nicolas Lavoie and Kayla Guérette for badminton and Quinn Côté for girls hockey. Ecole Heritage photo.

Tom Henihan Express Staff While McLennan Fire Department has operated under the direction of a Regional Fire Chief since 2002, the new regional Fire Protection Services Agreement with the MD of Smoky River effective from January 1, 2016 and formally…

Mac Olsen Express Staff Alain Johnson offers Taekwondo lessons to people of all ages and levels, including young children. Johnson, a head instructor with a Fourth Degree Blackbelt, runs a school called Road Warriors Taekwondo, and he holds lessons in…

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team News release Grande Prairie… Four people associated to an organized crime group known as the Surrey Boys have been arrested following a series of ALERT raids in Grande Prairie. A significant amount of drugs and…