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Chris Clegg NPHL.com A last gasp attempt to organize the High Prairie Regals for the 2016-17 season has failed. “The High Prairie Regals informed me at 8:30 p.m. [Oct. 31] that they are out for 2016-17,” e-mailed NPHL president Jack…
Pirates lose home opener to the Dawson Creek Canucks

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Falher Pirates are off to a rough start for the 2016/17 season, as they lost 7-1 during their home opener against the Dawson Creek Canucks on Oct. 29. Chris Stevens opened the scoring for…
Ol’ Tyme Family Nite 10th Anniversary Party January 27

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs For the past ten years, Ol’ Tyme Family Nite has taken place on the second and last Friday of every month from September to the end of May. This community event’s tenth anniversary party, happening…

To the Editor: Bravo to Mac Olsen on his support for prohibition of the Demon Weed! Next stop, the Demon Rum! Granted, alcohol prohibition shifted booze consumption into dangerous black market products of unpredictable purity and stronger potency {moonshine, anyone?},…
Smoky River Dance Society’s new season is under way

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Smoky River Dance Society’s 2016/17 season is in full swing. Seventy children are enrolled with the dance society, and lessons are being held in the small gym at Ecole Routhier in Falher, as well…

Spotlight Staff Alberta’s post secondary students can breathe a sigh of relief. The provincial government is protecting students from tuition increases in the next academic year by extending the tuition freeze. The continuation of the freeze through the 2017-18 academic…
Wilderness camp raises $16,000 with pies and comedy

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie Wilderness Camp raised several thousand dollars as an evening with Ben Crane created lots of laughs Oct. 29. “We cannot say enough about how humbled and grateful we are for the people of High Prairie…